East Bay

  COVID-19 restrictions 

The watershed trail system, staging areas and restrooms are open. Please help us protect public health: maintain 6 feet of social distance and wear a face mask when this is not possible.

Note: the administrative office and parking lot at 500 San Pablo Dam Road in Orinda are closed until further notice.


Updated trail maps introduced

EBMUD is pleased to offer the 2020 update to our East Bay trails maps, including an interactive 3-D version with detailed trail locations, access points, elevations, amenities and a search function that allows users to find their ideal trails. Visit East Bay trails for more information. 

EBMUD's 57,100 acres of beautiful watershed lands and reservoirs in the East Bay and Sierra Foothills protect water quality for EBMUD customers.

An oasis for wildlife and a lush haven for people, these lands offer many opportunities to explore and enjoy nature.

Explore East Bay watershed lands

In the East Bay, the shores of Lafayette Reservoir and San Pablo Reservoir offer great spots to picnic, walk, birdwatch, boat and fish. Along 90 miles of East Bay trails, hikers and horseback riders can soak in lake views and streams, redwoods, wildflowers and open grasslands. In July 2018, two trail segments were opened to mountain biking; learn more!

East Bay Watershed Master Plan 

On May 22, 2018 the EBMUD Board of Directors approved the update to the East Bay Watershed Master Plan, adopted the Negative Declaration and made findings related to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

Mountain bikes

On July 16, 2018, EBMUD opened the Pinole Valley and Eagle's Nest Multi-Use trails to bicycles. As with all EBMUD trails, a permit is required. To purchase a permit, download maps and more, visit our East Bay trails page

Become a good steward

Outdoor education programs teach school kids what it takes to protect the environment and how drinking water fits into natural systems. Learn more about EBMUD's ongoing commitment to protect and manage watershed lands.

Take a tour or volunteer

Volunteer workdays offer the chance for you to help maintain trails and participate in habitat restoration projects. Find out about fun, educational events on our watershed lands.


EBMUD rangers and staff are here to help.
email:  recreate@ebmud.com
phone:  510-287-0459

Note: the administrative office at 500 San Pablo Dam Road in Orinda are closed until further notice.