East Bay trails

  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.

Note: The administrative facility and parking lot at 500 San Pablo Dam Road in Orinda are closed to the public 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.PNG

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

Trail details


Trails, staging areas and access points are open from sunrise to sunset.


All trails require an EBMUD trail permit.

Interactive 3-D Map*

GIS trails map
*Must use Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge

Map PDFs

Overview and Key
North Watershed (San Pablo and Briones Reservoirs)
Lafayette Reservoir Recreation Area
South Watershed (Upper San Leandro and Chabot Reservoirs)

Dogs are allowed on the following East Bay trails: Oursan Trail, Hampton Trail and Kings Canyon Loop. Dogs must be kept on-leash at all times. 

Bikes are not allowed on any trails other than the Pinole Valley and Eagle's Nest Multi-Use Trails.