East Bay trails

Trail Notifications  

Please check here for updates on trail closures or cautions for trail areas.                                   

Last updated May 17, 2024.

Trail closures:

  • Chabot Staging Area will be closed until further notice due to the closure of Redwood Road.

Partial closures, detours, and cautions:

  • Use caution at the Buckhorn Creek crossing on the Rocky Ridge trail.
  • Beginning April 22 and continuing through August 2024: A portion of the Oursan Trail across Briones Dam will be closed during weekdays due to large equipment working on a project in the area. Detour signs will be posted to route trail users away from the project site, along a new section of trail, and back onto the original trail tread at a point beyond the project work. The trail over Briones Dam will be open for regular trail use after 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends.

Virtual tour of best Bay Area hikes

Take a virtual tour of some of EBMUD Rangers' favorite hikes for inspiration for your next adventure. You will redirect off ebmud.com. Must use Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge.Virtual tour

Interactive trails maps

EBMUD is pleased to provide an update to our East Bay trails maps, a new interactive 3-D version, and updated printable versions.

Using Geographic Information System mapping technology, this 3-dimensional experience offers detailed trail locations, access points, elevations, amenities and a search function that allows you to find your ideal trails, whether you are an endurance runner looking for your next challenge, or a pet parent in search of a dog-friendly stroll.

We'd love to hear what you love. Share photos and review of your favorite #ebmudtrails on Facebook and Twitter.

Watch the video below to learn how to use the new interactive map.

Printable maps

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Overview and key

View the entire East Bay trails system, and the map key to learn what our symbols mean.

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Lafayette Reservoir

Check out the Lakeside Nature Trail and all connecting trails at Lafayette Reservoir.


North Watershed

This Printable pdf map shows the North Watershed trails system around San Pablo and Briones reservoirs.


South Watershed

This printable pdf map shows the South Watershed trails system around Upper San Leandro and Chabot reservoirs.

Permits and trail maintenance

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Trail Use Permits

Permits are required at all times on EBMUD trails; purchase online.

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Report a trail problem

Whether it's a fallen tree or a patch of eroded earth, we want to know about it. Report trail problems here.


EBMUD: Recreation@ebmud.com 

Police: East Bay Regional Park Police 24-hour dispatch 510-881-1833.

Emergency: 9-1-1