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Pets allowed
Allowed
Elevation Gain
?
Trail type
Loop
Distance
1.60 mi (2.57 km)
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Arroyo Trail carves hrough the golden hills of Tilden Regional Park, gaining 600 feet in just under 1 mile. Hikers will enjoy views of Tilden’s oak and eucalyptus lined canyons in addition to the San Francisco Bay in the distance.

The trail begins at Arroyo picnic area on South Park Drive and terminates at Seaview Trail. Hikers seeking panoramic Bay Area views need only continue another quarter mile to reach the top of Vollmer Peak. 

In the winter months (November 1 through March 31) when South Park Drive is closed to autos to protect migrating newts, Arroyo Trail can be reached by striking out on Vollmer Peak or Seaview trails.      

Bikes are not allowed on Arroyo Trail, and horses are prohibited when wet conditions prevail.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Wildflowers Picnic area. Close to multiple other trails.

Cons

Short. Trailhead closed to cars in winter. Power lines.

Trailhead Elevation

1,106.00 ft (337.11 m)

Net Elevation Gain

604.00 ft (184.10 m)

Features

Bird watching
Wildlife
Big vistas
Wildflowers

Suitable for

Horseback

Location

Field Guide + Map

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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