6.6 miles one-way; car shuttle possible
From: Chabot Staging Area
To: Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area in Castro Valley
A long ramble through rolling grasslands and wooded canyons arrives at a popular swimming, fishing, and picnicking site. This route begins with a steady 2-mile, 920-foot ascent to Dinosaur Ridge and its 360-degree views, then follows wide service roads along a rolling ridgetop, passes through cattle-grazed lands with little shade, and then descends on a narrow canyon trail to Cull Creek. More than half of the route is open grassland with some oak woodland, and can be hot in summer.
Elevation Gain/Loss 1,050 feet/1,170 feet
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