East Bay trails

Notice of trail closure March 17, 2023: 

Due to flooding, the Old San Pablo Dam trail is closed from Watershed Headquarters to the Boat Launch until further notice.

Notice of trail closures January 13, 2023: 

Due to storm damage, the Rocky Ridge trail is closed from Las Trampas to the Rancho Laguna Connector trail.

The following trails are completely closed until further notice:

  • Carr Loop trail
  • Rocky Ridge Loop trail
  • Ramage Peak trail
  • Dinosaur trail

Notice of trail detour January 11, 2023: 

A detour has been installed for a portion of the Old San Pablo Dam Road single track trail. The detour is located approximately a half-mile south of the San Pablo Recreation Area boat launch. Please watch for and follow the signs. 

Notice of trail closure January 3, 2023: 

Due to storm damage, the Chabot Staging Area is closed and  is unavailable until further notice.

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