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Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park

Foothill Road, Pleasanton, California 94588, United States


This beautiful 9090-acre parkland is located on the oak-covered ridge overlooking the west of Pleasanton and the Livermore Valley. It is planned to be acquired over a period of many years as the core of the Ridgelands Regional Park. Parkland development was intentionally limited to the preservation of the pastoral atmosphere.


The park is located in the Pleasanton Ridge and beyond. To the northwest, it flows down from the Pleasanton Ridge to the upper Kilkare Canyon, where it continues up to Sunol Ridge and finally ends at its westernmost corner of the Stoneybrook Canyon. Inside the park, elevations are more than 1,600 feet.



Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park, located west of the I-680 motorway and the City of Pleasanton, California, became a reality in 1988, when the East Bay Regional Park District bought 1,700 acres (6.9 km2) to start what would become its second-largest park. In 1980, a real estate developer proposed the construction of a golf course and a number of new homes on the Pleasanton Ridge. A large number of area residents opposed the proposal and defeated it in a 1983 referendum.


In 2012, the Park District announced that it had purchased 1,367 acres (5,53 km2) from Robertson Ranch, east of Palomares Road, which would be added to the Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park. The area included the Sunol Peak landmark (elevation 2,163 feet) (659 m). The price was reported to be $6.2 million. The report stated that the regional park contained 7,500 acres (30 km2) of land prior to purchase.


Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park is a 5.271-acre (21.33 km2) park located in the East Bay Regional Park District overlooking Pleasanton, California and the Livermore Valley to the east. The park is expected to grow by almost 1,500 acres (6.1 km2)(sic) with the acquisition of the Tyler Ranch.


Park Activities

From the main staging area on Foothill Road, you can follow a multipurpose trail system that accommodates hikers, riders and bikers, offers canyon views and ridge-top views, and access to remote deep canyon streams.


Park Accessibility

There is one paved disabled car park and one wheelchair accessible portable toilet in the Foothill staging area. The two old redwood-type drinking fountains would allow the wheelchair to get under, but there is no smooth surface under these facilities. This summer, the park will install an upgraded fountain for wheelchair users in the disabled parking area. There is a picnic table that can accommodate two wheelchairs and is located next to a disabled car park. The trails in the park are all multi-purpose dirt trails, making them more suitable for visitors who use electric wheelchairs.


To Reach The Park

From I-680 in Pleasanton, exit at Castlewood Drive and head west. Turn left (south) onto Foothill Road, towards Sunol City. The Foothill Staging Area is approximately two miles from Castlewood Drive on the right.

If you are considering taking a day hike with family in Pleasanton, California, be sure to check out these amazing hiking areas:


  • Castleridge Trailhead

  • The Preserve Area Trails 

  • Ridgeline Trail

  • Moller Ranch Staging Area 

  • Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area

  • The Preserve Staging Area 

  • Old Foothill Rd Mission Hills Park 

  • Tassajara Creek Regional Park


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