An un… On a 3-mile round trip along the Canyon View Trail, you’ll traverse open meadows, walk through woodsy areas and encounter dramatic serpentine and basalt outcrops. by luvurpassion April 26, 2020 June 4, 2020. February Hike – Little Yosemite, Sunol Regional Wilderness. Notes: The climb along Flag Hill Trail is a vigorous workout. Attire: Class B Awards: Trail Trekkers Cub Scout Patch/Progressive Hike Award. This East Bay Regional Park is a rolling green open space of giant oak trees, wildflowers, hidden canyons, seasonal streams, and winding hiking trails. DATE: Sunday, Feb 10, 2019 New Date: MARCH 2nd Time: 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM Location: Little Yosemite, Sunol Regional Wilderness, Sunol Meeting Point: Visitor center/Parking lot, 1895 Geary Rd, Sunol, CA 94586; Corner of parking lot right by the trailhead. This kid-friendly hiking trail is a must see in the Bay Area. KIDDPRODIGY1 752 views. I enjoy taking the Canyon View Trail to "Little Yosemite," a gorge with beautiful, small waterfalls, about 2.5 miles there and back. We went for a walk on a summer day at Sunol Regional Wilderness. Look for the Happy Isles Trail head and begin your trek towards Little Yosemite Valley (3.8 miles). The Little Yosemite of Sunol is a beautiful trail, about 2 miles in and out, also passable by large-wheeled strollers. The trail climbs almost 1000 ft in 1.2 miles. It is an especially attractive portion of this creek. Hike Description Sunol Photo Slide Shows With miles of hiking trails, newly-greened hills, and a rocky gorge dubbed Little Yosemite, it's the perfect antidote to our traditional pig-out and pigskin day. While most visitors head to Little Yosemite, a more secluded and equally beautiful excursion goes to the north. Although the title might be deceiving, Little Yosemite is a fabulous and little known hiking gem for families to explore. The hike provides excellent views of the valley in addition to the chance to explore Little Yosemite. This hike covers 2.8-2.9 miles and generally lasts 4 hours The VERTICAL exaggeration of the graph above is 3.2 times real life . Located in the East Bay's Sunol-Ohlone Regional Wilderness, this 4.5 mile loop is a perfect day hike for those who enjoy beautiful undulating hillsides, rock climbing adventures, geological exploration, and discovery of local flora and fauna. Little Yosemite is a scenic gorge on Alameda Creek about two miles upstream from the Visitor Center, swimming is not allowed in Alameda Creek in the Little Yosemite area. Going there just after rains is a big YES. I went with my whole family, and it was a tremendous success! From the Walnut Creek - Danville area, drive south on I-680 and exit at Calaveras Road/Highway 84 just south of the Sunol exit. Together with Sunol, the area exceeds 16,500 acres. Sunol Regional Wilderness: Little Yosemite by Stephanie This hike is fit for families and it is perfect if you want to explore waterfalls that are only a stone’s throw away from where you live in the Bay Area. Little Yosemite Sunol Regional Wilderness, Sunol,CA. Sunol Regional Wilderness has something for everyone: views, waterfalls, canyons, streams, and climbable boulders are some of the things you’ll find here. Jim’s brother Dave was able to join us for this quick day hike to Little Yosemite in the Sunol Regional Wilderness. Little Yosemite is a scenic gorge with waterfalls within an hour of Oakland. The trail overlooks a piece of Little Yosemite, with an obvious, ... Insider's note: Little Yosemite is a small piece of the Sunol Regional Wilderness, which covers 6,858 acres. There are many trails in the Sunol Wilderness Park. Hiking Little Yosemite in Sunol CA - Duration: 1:31. If you're looking for something challenging, the Flag Hill Trail is a 1.3 mile steep trail with views of the park and Calaveras Reservoir. Fremont, California 92,511 contributions 3,688 helpful votes. It is a peaceful yet not-so-deserted part of the park. The initial portion of the trail will usually be populated with day hikers going up to the falls. Is This The End? There is some light, fairly gentle climbing in the first half of this (roughly) 4 mile loop where we got a glimpse of some cattle. Little Yosemite is located in Sunol Regional Wilderness Park in Sunol, CA Little Yosemite is a scenic gorge on Alameda Creek about two miles upstream from park headquarters. 1:31. The entire trail is about two miles but the best part is that we don’t have to walk far to see the beauty that is Little Yosemite. A short 4 hr, ~8 mile hike in Sunol Wilderness covering Flag Hill, Vista Grande Overlook and Little Yosemite area. Today I ended my hike on the Canyon View Trail at Little Yosemite before taking an easy stroll back to the parking lot. Sep 22, 2016 - Trail has dramatic views of canyon, waterfalls - rustic town offers railroad station Don't expect Half Dome or Yosemite Falls, but after the autumn and winter rains, Little Yosemite in the Sunol Regional Wilderness becomes an exciting gorge on Alameda Creek, filled with climbable boulders and tumbling waterfalls. You can visit a wilderness park that looks a little like Yosemite, complete with beautiful views, canyons, unusual rock formations, and waterfalls. This hike is better done in warmer weather (starting April) so you can play in the water as you’ll often find a lot of people wading in the flowing creek in the area called Little Yosemite. This is a great overview day-hike of one of the best East Bay parks, Sunol Wilderness. It hits several of the park's highlights and traverses two halves of the park that have distinct personalities. I really recommend it in the spring. + The hike itself was gorgeous and very moderate (almost easy). Explore Little Yosemite, the hidden gem in Sunol Regional Wilderness in east bay hills of Silicon Valley. Date: Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 - Date Changed ! It is an especially attractive portion of this creek. There are many trails in the Sunol Wilderness Park. Today I ended my hike on the Canyon View Trail at Little Yosemite before taking an easy stroll back to the parking lot. Nice Walk at Sunol Regional Wilderness. See gorgeous waterfalls and pools after series of rain storms or season. Hikers must carry their Ohlone Wilderness Trail Permit, which includes a map of the Ohlone Wilderness. The 5-mile (round-trip) hike starts on the popular Indian Joe Nature Trail. Little Yosemite is a scenic gorge on Alameda Creek about two miles upstream from the Visitor Center, swimming is not allowed in Alameda Creek in the Little Yosemite … Although it was gorgeous in the fall too, it was even more beautiful in the spring. It was a family hike in the glorious sun washed afternoon. I made a loop out of the two, for a hike of about 3 miles with some gentle elevation gain. Hiking Little Yosemite, Sunol Wilderness. Sunol has plenty of trail mileage, but things are a bit more limited for bikes when you're left with only the fire roads as the legitimate options. Hiking in Sunol had been on our bucket list for quite a while and we finally went there today. Little Yosemite is a scenic gorge in the Sunol Regional Wilderness.It is accessible by either the Canyon View Trail or the Ohlone Camp Road. mini wrote a review Aug 2020. Of course, the views are of golden hills, the canyons are less deep, and the waterfalls are quite small, but Sunol Regional Wilderness … Little Yosemite, a scenic gorge on Alameda Creek in Sunol Regional Wilderness, might not be so grand, but it’s a lot closer to home. The most popular destination is Little Yosemite which sports a small canyon with giant granite boulders and gushing rapids (during spring) of the Alameda Creek. Bedrock mortars used by Native Americans for pounding acorns that were found in the area are reminders of Sunol's first inhabitants.