Cub Scout Pack 1776

March 12: Pack hike: Lake Chabot via East Shore Trail

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Date/Time: Sunday, March 12, 2023, at 10 AM - 12 PM
Location: Lake Chabot via East Shore Trail — 17600 Lake Chabot Rd, Castro Valley, CA 94546
Meeting Point: Turtle picnic area, at the fork in the trails (map)
Park fee: $5 per vehicle, $2 per dog
Distance / elevation / duration: 3.3-mile round trip / 200 ft / 1 hour 14 mins average
Difficulty: Easy, nearly flat, paved
Recommended for: All
Parkinfo + map
Hike info: Hike info + trail map
DirectionsGoogle maps
Awards: Pack hike patch
Contact: David (415-613-3602)

Attire: Class B t-shirt and comfortable pants, layers, hiking boots/shoes
Bring: Sunscreen, cap, plenty of water and snacks, camera


Hike Leader: David Copeland


Take I-680 S to I-580 W. Take exit 35 from I-580 W for Strobridge Ave. Turn right onto Stanton Ave (0.1 mi). Right onto Castro Valley Blvd (0.2 mi). Left onto Lake Chabot Rd (1.8 mi). Lake Chabot Regional Park main entrance will be on the right. Google maps

Allow for 35-40 mins to travel from San Ramon / Danville.

The hike

Enjoy scenic views of Lake Chabot on this family-friendly, paved path that follows the shoreline of the lake. This is the most accessible portion of the Lake Chabot.  

The trail

This is a family-friendly, paved path that follows the shoreline of Lake Chabot. This is the most accessible portion of the Lake Chabot. The trail surface is paved asphalt and smooth. It is typically at least 8 feet wide. The majority of the trail is estimated to be in the mostly gentle (5% or less) grade category but there is a steeper section at about 1.4 miles when going north. 

For all in-person pack or den events and activities, please follow the SRVUSD COVID guidelines. If you are sick or are experiencing symptoms, please stay home and stay safe.

Lake Chabot, Turtle picnic area meeting point
Lake Chabot East Shore Trail