Cub Scout Pack 1776

June 25: Hike Martin Canyon Creek Trail

Date/Time: Sunday, June 25, 2023, at 10am
Location: Martin Canyon Creek Trail — 11574  Bay Laurel Street, Dublin, CA 94568
Meeting Point: Trailhead — on Bay Laurel St
Distance / elevation / duration: 2.9-mile out and back / 554 ft / 1 hour 24 mins average

Difficulty: Easy to moderate, with elevation
Recommended for: All, with close parental supervision for younger ones
Hike info: Hike info + Trail map
DirectionsGoogle maps
Awards: Pack hike patch

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

Hike Chair: Zhen Zhou (925-997-4889)


Take exit 31 toward San Ramon Valley Blvd from I-680 S. Turn left on San Ramon Valley Blvd, then continue on San Ramon Rd, and then right onto Silvergate Rd.

Plan to arrive early as parking may be limited in this residential area. Please be respectful of residents.

The hike

Enplore this 2.9-mile out-and-back trail near Dublin, California. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 1 h 24 min to complete. Majority is shaded. This is a very popular area for birding, hiking, and running, so you'll likely encounter other people and possibly wild animals (coyote has been spotted previously) while exploring. Watch out for poison oak.

The trail is open year-round and is beautiful to visit anytime. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash.

The trail

The Martin Canyon Creek Trail is one of Dublin's little known treasures. This improved trail follows Martin. Canyon Creek for 0.89 miles and offers amazing views of the Tri-Valley and the canyons leading to the west. Large oaks and bay trees line the creek and trail and provide tranquil areas for respite. The trailhead is located near the corner of Silvergate Dr and Bay Laurel St. Second part is narrow and steep — careful with young ones.

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.

Martin Canyon Creek Trail map
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