East Bay Hills Trail Benefit Hike and Ride - a Labor Day Tradition

East Bay Hills Trail Benefit Hike & Ride

August 30-September 4, 2017

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For more information on the East Bay Hills Trails Benefit Horseback Ride, visit www.twha.org  

Hike & Ride an Annual Tradition

Join the East Bay Hills Benefit Hike & Ride and support local trails!  The Bay Area Ridge Trail Council, Volunteers for Outdoor California, Tilden-Wildcat Horsemen’s Association and the Metropolitan Horsemen’s Association co-host this 5-day hike/6-Day equestrian ride. Hikers and riders are mostly on different trails during the day, while sharing campsites, meals, stories & camaraderie, and enjoying entertainment each evening. 


Hike Details

10th Annual Hike - Shorter hikes available this year. For the first time this year, you can choose each day between longer and shorter hikes on varied terrain featuring the stunning views for which the Bay Area is famous, on the Bay Area Ridge Trail and connected pathways. Each day there will be an option for a 10-12 mile hike or a 6-8 mile hike.

Fully Supported Event! All meals and campsites included. Camping gear is shuttled between campsites for you, allowing you to hike each day with only a daypack.  Shower tents will be set up at all 3 campsites, there will be evening programs and stargazing, the human-powered blender will be available for smoothies, and massage will be available each afternoon.

This event benefits the Bay Area Ridge Trail, V-O-Cal, and other East Bay trail projects. It has raised over $250,000 for the Ridge Trail and other trails in previous years!

Registration Rates: 

EARLY BIRD (thru June 29): $70/day or $325 for 5 days (to get 5-day discount, enter discount code 5DAY at checkout)
REGULAR REGISTRATION (June 30 - Aug. 13): $75/day or $350 for 5 days (to get 5-day discount, enter discount code 5DAY at checkout)
LATE REGISTRATION (beginning August 14): $85/day or $400 for 5 days (to get 5-day discount, enter discount code 5DAY at checkout)
Youth hiker (under 18): $35/day
Dinner only option: Skip the hike, and join us for dinner! $15/day

Refund policy:
If you must cancel, refunds will be available until August 15.

Click here for more information and to register!

TOP TEN REASONS TO EXPERIENCE THE LEGENDARY TRIP THIS YEAR - for one day, or as many as you'd like:

10: Camp out under sparkling skies AND view the stars from the largest public telescope west of the Mississippi (at Chabot Observatory on 9/1)!?
9: Spectacular views of the Bay, the Sierras, and Mt. Diablo. Get lucky and see the Farallon Islands!
8: Support local trails and trail maintenance project: our reliance on volunteers enables most of your fees to support local trails!
7: Carry just a daypack—we move your tent, sleeping bag, and gear so you don’t have to!
6: Great food! Hot, camp-cooked breakfast every morning, hearty handmade sandwiches for lunch on the trail, delicious gourmet dinners—with vegetarian options at all meals.
5: It's local—with options for pick-up and drop-off at BART before and after the event!
4: Extraordinary evening entertainment—including a Wilderness Survival class, theater, stargazing, an equestrian exhibition, and more.
3: Forage for wild berries and plums on the second longest continuous section of Ridge Trail from Richmond to Castro Valley.
2: As low as $70/day covers 3 meals, trails and camping. Expert leaders and trail guides Morris Older, Charlie Bowen, Raj Hajela and Bob Siegel will make sure you have an unforgettable experience.
1: Make new friends on the trail—and make friends with new trails!



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