LCF Hike Club

The Lamorinda CrossFit Hiking Challenge

Join our 2019 Hiking Challenge!

Complete as many hikes as you’d like. Challenge ends Sept 30th.

We’ve put together a wide variety of hikes, all within 2 hours of LCF.

Click on the image or name of the hike for a link to a website describing each hike and how to get there.

If the links don’t give you enough info, just Google it. Or check (a hiking app that will track your hike as you go).

  • Stretch yourself out and try something new.
  • Find a buddy or go by yourself.
  • Pay attention to the weather. Some hikes are best in evenings or on a cool day.

Keep track of your miles and we’ll post them on the board when we’re done.


Hiking tips:

  • Be kind, courteous and respect the trail.
  • Bring plenty of water.
  • Wear good walking shoes (not flip flops).
  • Check rules at each park for taking dogs.
  • Most parks have a fee. Be sure to bring cash.

1. Briones Regional Park Loop from Bear Creek Trail Head

Location: Briones, Lafayette trailhead
Distance: 6.9 miles
Elevation Change: 1167′
Highlights: Views, dog friendly. (Best on cool day or in evenings)

2. Palos Colorados Sequoia Bayview Loop Trail

Location: Joquin Miller Regional Park, Oakland
Distance: 2.9 miles
Elevation Change: 813′
Highlights: Redwood grove, views of Bay.

3. Little Yosemite (Canyon View)

Location: Sunol Wilderness
Distance: 4.8 miles
Elevation Change: 524′
Highlights: Views, Waterfall.

4. Cataract Falls

Location: Marin County, Mt. Tamalpais
Distance: 3.3 miles out and back
Elevation Change: 1,082
Highlights: Shaded waterfall hike.

5. Alamere Falls

Location: Palomarin Trail, Marin County
Distance: 8.8 miles out and back
Elevation Change: 1335′
Highlights: Waterfall cascading into the ocean, beach access
This is a heavily trafficked area. Go early or mid-week if possible.

6. Pulgas Water Temple

Location: Near San Mateo
Distance: 4.1 miles
Elevation Change: 374
Highlights: Crystal Springs Reservoir

7. Lands End

Location: San Fransisco
Distance: 3.4-4 miles out and back
Elevation Change: 534′
Highlights: Views of Pacific Ocean and Golden Gate Bridge, Labyrinth, Sutra Baths (various options)

8. Devil's Slide

Location: Pescadero
Distance: 2.5 miles
Elevation Change: 269′
Highlights: Ocean views and cool breezes.

9. Henry Cowell Redwoods

Location: Near Santa Cruz
Distance: 5.9 miles loop trail
Elevation Change: 420′
Highlights: Redwood groves, views to Santa Cruz beaches

10. Picchetti Ranch, Zinfandel Trail

Location: Cupertino
Distance: 2.9 loop trail
Elevation Change: 350′
Highlights: Begins and ends at a winery.

11. Shell Ridge Open Space

Location: Walnut Creek
Distance: various
With 13 great trails, pick your hike.
Highlights: Shade trees, open ridges, dogs OK.

12. Jack London Park, Sonoma Ridge Trail

Location: Jack London Park in Sonoma
Distance: 9.5 miles
Elevation Change: 1400′
Highlights: Wolf House tour

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