Pioneer Hikes

Pioneer Hikes

Join your fellow Pioneer alumni, friends, and family for seven scheduled explorations of different East Bay Regional Parks to get fit and stay fit in the new year! Pioneer vary in difficulty yet are great for all skill levels.

Pioneers who complete all 7 hikes by checking in with the campus representatives at each location will receive a commemorative 2022 Pioneer Hikes pin at the last scheduled hike.

Pioneer Hikes are scheduled for 1/8, 1/29, 2/12, 2/26, 3/12, 3/26, and 4/9.

Upcoming Hikes

Dry Creek

Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park

Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022 at 9 a.m.

Trail: May Trail, High Ridge Loop, Tolman Peak and South Fork Loop
Mileage: 5
Difficulty: Moderate (Steep inclines and/or declines)

Meeting place: Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park parking lot
Parking: $5/vehicle
Dogs: $2 per dog (must be kept on leash at all times)

Trees on trail at Lake Chabot

Lake Chabot Regional Park

Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 9 a.m.

Trail: West Shore Trail
Mileage: 4.6 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Trail at Hayward Regional Shoreline

Hayward Regional Shoreline

Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 9 a.m.

Trail: Cogswell Marsh trail
Mileage: 3.5 miles
Difficulty: Easy

Previous Hikes

East Ave trail and bridge

East Avenue Park

Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022 at 9 a.m.

Trail: East Avenue and Ward Creek Trail Loop
Mileage: 3.7
Difficulty: Moderate (Steep inclines and/or declines)

Meeting place: East Avenue and Ward Creek Trail Loop trailhead (look for Cal State East Bay flag)
Parking: Free parking on street
Lake at Don Castro

Don Castro Regional Recreational Area

Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022 at 9 a.m.

Trail: Don Castro Lake, Newt Pond Trail, and Deer Canyon Loop
Mileage: 5.5
Difficulty: Easy

Meeting place: Don Castro Reional Park parking lot (look for Cal State East Bay flag)
Parking: $5/vehicle
Dogs: $2 per dog. Dogs must be leashed and under control at all times.

Coyote Hills

Coyote Hills Regional Park

Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022 at 9 a.m., 

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 at 9 a.m.

Trail: Bayview and Meadowlark Trail Loop
Mileage: 4.9
Difficulty: Easy

Meeting place: Coyote Hill Parking Lot (look for the CSU East Bay flag)
Parking: $5/vehicle
Dogs: $2 per dog. Dogs must be leashed and under control at all times.

hayward shoreline

Hayward Regional Shoreline

Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 at 9 a.m.

Trail: Cogswell Marsh Trail
Mileage: 5.9
Difficulty: Easy

Meeting place: Parking Lot
Parking: No fee

Trail Map
Lake chabot

Lake Chabot Regional Park

Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 at 9 a.m.

Trail: East Shore > Indian Cove > McGregor and Ten Hills Trail Loop
Mileage: 3.8
Difficulty: Moderate

Meeting place: Marina Cafe
Parking: $5/vehicle
Free street parking available on first-come first-served basis

Trail Map