East Bay Municipal Utility District
The East Bay Municipal Utility District has made some of its extensive land holdings available for hiking. The EBMUD doesn't have a lot of trails, but the longer ones — especially Briones Reservoir, Rocky Ridge, and Ramage Peak — are among the best in the East Bay for distraction-free long-distance hiking. In general the EBMUD trails have fewer visitors, fewer road and trail crossings, and a more remote feel than the East Bay Regional parks.
A permit is required to use these trails, and the trails are patrolled to ensure that all visitors have permits. The $10 per year permits can be bought online and printed out on your printer.
** The Ramage Peak Trail (10.7 mi, 3210 ft one way)
** Briones Reservoir (13.3 mi, 1430 ft)
** Tilden Regional Park and San Pablo Reservoir (11.1 mi, 1500 ft)
© 2012 David Baselt