Watershed Trails update
Due to overcrowding and to provide safe trail access, Valle Vista, Chabot, Briones Overlook and Bear Creek Staging areas and restrooms are closed. The watershed trail system will remain open and accessible to the public.
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).
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.