NOTE TO EQUESTRIANS
Most state park trails are equipped with unlocked gates allowing access across fence lines. Ask rangers for current information.
The following trails are closed to horses: the Mary Bowerman Trail and the Summit Trail above lower summit parking lot.
Two large staging areas for equestrian use: Mitchell Canyon staging area is located on the north side of the mountain near Clayton and the Macedo Ranch area is located in the west side of the park in Alamo. Most other trailhead are suitable for unloading horses with the exceptions of those trailheads with only limited parking along road shoulders.
Water troughs can be found throughout the park. However these are not maintained and may be empty. Be prepared for you and your animal, carry water.
Horses have the right-of-way on trails. Hikers are expected to step to the
Horse camping: The park has one approved horse camp, BBQ Terrace. It will hold upto 50 horses and 50 people. Reservations can be made through the regular camping
EQUESTRIAN WEBSITE LINKS:Alameda County Equestrian Society (ACES)
California State Horsemen's Association, region 5