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The Preserve Trail is a 2.1 kilometer moderately lined loop trail located near Pleasanton, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is mostly used for hiking, cycling, walking and nature trips and is accessible all year round. Dogs are also allowed to use this trail, but they must be kept on leash.


There are two separate trails that you can take from this trail, and I did a 1.3 mile loop. The trail head is easy to find and has adequate parking, a toilet, a water fountain and a trash can.


The loop has a few moderate inclines, but overall it's fast. It's so stunning, with an expansive view of the city and the beautiful golden hills. The path isn't broad enough to walk side by side with your hiking buddies and pretty much. Dogs are allowed (woo!) and it seemed like, except for the few rule breakers, most people would tidy up after their pups.


It is available from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from April to the end of September and is otherwise limited to daytime hours. It's going to get close to the homes so it's necessary to stay on the trail.


Simple trail for beginners, or if you just want a short walk. Like the other Yelpers said, it's a loop that's great, and you don't have to worry about getting lost! Carry some cold water, a hat, and wear some sunscreen as it gets very hot, since there are parts of the trail with no shade.


The Preserve Trail is a cool, secret loop trail near the Pleasanton residential area. There is a large parking lot at the beginning of the trail, with a toilet and a drinking fountain. Then it gets a little complicated, as there are two different trails from which you can travel, both leading downhill. It's basically a wide circle, but it's not obvious where the best starting point is from a restricted signage.


Overall, this is a reasonably well-maintained trail and of mild difficulty. They've got lots of hills, from the beginning, the middle, and even the end! There's a stream of running water that you're going to have to hop over, along with some wet spots.


The complete loop is ~1.3 miles with an elevation gain of ~350 feet which crosses Gold Creek twice. You will find a wet path at the upper crossroads, and a bridge at the lower crossroads. For the most part, the trail is a single track with a few larger sections. The trail is totally open to the light, with a few small shade areas along the stream.There is an additional 1/2 mile across the unused road at the north end that leads to the Blessing road. There is no parking at Blessing Road. There are connections to the Moller Ranch Trail.

If you are considering going for a hike in Dublin, California, make sure to check out these other amazing trails:

  • Dublin Hills Regional Park

  • Donlon Point Staging

  • Calaveras Ridge Regional Trail

  • Tassajara Creek Regional Park

  • Alamo Creek Park

  • Tassajara Ridge Staging Area 

  • Positano Hills Park

  • Emerald Glen Park


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