This hike covers a small portion of that on its way to Murrieta Falls in the Ohlone Regional Wilderness; 15.5-mile round trip with 5,000 ft of elevation gain. It is not a loop so coming down is simply tracing your way back. The major trail in this area is the Ohlone trail (which is a rather strenuous hike), but there are a number of other trails. One of the most beautiful hikes I've ever been on. It’s a 28 mile point-to-point hike going from the Mission Peak Regional Preserve in Fremont, CA, through Sunol and Ohlone Regional Wildernesses, and ending in Del Valle Regional Park in Livermore. Murietta Falls was just a large trickle on the day I was there, but it's still a very pleasant location hidden away in a little side canyon. Understand . Last weekend, Danny and Jared and I hiked the strenuous Ohlone Wilderness Trail from Del Valle Regional Park to the top of Murietta Falls. My knees were aching for days afterwards. From Sunol Regional Park, day-trekkers can leave from just above the main visitor center and parking area, and tackle the climb to Mission Peak. 15 hours) ~ 6 hours from LA . Just wondering if anyone has any tips or anything information about this hike. Reservations required at … Murietta Falls, Ohlone Regional Wilderness. Murietta Falls is deep in Alameda County’s Ohlone Wilderness and is accessed from a trailhead in Del Valle Regional Park south of Livermore. Trail Distance: 12 miles (approx.) Of the eight or so sign-ins on the board, most indicated they were headed to Murietta Falls. One of the toughest hikes in the Bay Area, the trek to Murietta Falls in Livermore is also one of the most rewarding. People I know have done it in 4 hours in the early spring and winter. Hike to Murietta Falls. My first hike was from Livermore up to Murrietta Falls and back. The most popular attractions are the Murietta Falls and Rose Peak. Trail camp: Stewart's Camp, a wilderness-style camp for backpackers, is about a half mile from Murietta Falls. Views from the summit are stunning. @b-g-2-2. All but a mile or so of this "Wilderness Trail" is a typical east bay fire road... but there's enough poison oak around you won't mind so little single track. The Ohlone Wilderness Trail is a hiking route in the East Bay. Cost is minimal. The Ohlone Wilderness Trail was one of my number one favorite hikes of all time. The first 5.3 miles of the Murietta Falls hike are on the Ohlone Regional Wilderness Trail, a 28-mile one-way hiking trail that is only open to hikers and horseback riders. Check on official information for the Ohlone Regional Wilderness, for up to date information on the state of trails there** Murietta Falls are not particularly awe-inspiring, but they make for a just-reachable destination over a challenging and pleasant section of the Ohlone Wilderness Trail. While Murietta Falls is a popular hike, it’s also one of the most physically-intense. It also was one of my worst hikes of all time. Ohlone Wilderness Trail. The trailhead for Murietta Falls is the Ohlone Wilderness Trail out of the southern end of Del Valle Regional Park, located south of Livermore. It is a rather barren place in the summer, when most of the vegetation is dead (except the ubiquitous poison oak), and it is a rather muddy place in the winter. I was looking forward to visiting again after a wetter year. I'm planning on doing the Ohlone Wilderness Trail, Del Valle to Mission Peak on 18-20 of march. It may also be possible to reach Murietta Falls as a day-hike, depending upon your commitment. The trail is rated a 5 out of 5, just like Half Dome, in Foghorn Outdoors California Hiking.They also call it a “butt-kicker.” It took me about an hour and a half to drive to Del Valle Regional Park from my place in San Francisco. I knew that we average 2 mph in harder conditions and new trails. Overview The Ohlone Regional Wilderness Trail (ORWT) is a 28-mile trail between Mission Peak Regional Preserve in Fremont and Del Valle Regional Park in Livermore. The ORWT is one of the closest backpacking routes to San Francisco, located on the southeastern side of the Bay. Brutal, but amazing! Locale: Silicon Valley. This I knew would not be us, we dilly dally…we go off path to explore…we take many photos. Frank H. BPL Member. Buy Photos A handful of weeks ago, in late April, I backpacked the Ohlone Regional Wilderness Trail, a 28-mile trail that runs west-east between Mission Peak Regional Preserve in Fremont and Del Valle Regional Park in Livermore. This wilderness is the centerpiece of East Bay Regional Parks, and is only accessible via the Ohlone Wilderness Trail, which covers 28 miles of steep climbs and descents up and down foothill ridges. The reward at the end is Murietta Falls, the tallest waterfall in the Bay Area that is best seen after a heavy rainfall. Rose Peak Via Murietta Falls From Del Valle - 27 Feb 2016 - Duration: 3:10. After you park in the abundant parking area, head to the sign for the Ohlone Wildnerness, and get ready to start climbing at Stromer Spring. Bob Gross. The trail started with climbs straightaway. The other part? The Ohlone Wilderness (Regional) Trail has been calling my name for half a year. …and photo opportunities up on the first ridge, just as we start down. This trail is about 29 mi (47 km) in length, excluding the trails that connect to it along the way and each end of the trail. The undulating route tops out at Rose Peak, […] Duration: This was my first ever backpacking trip! This waterfall, with a height of about 100 feet, is reportedly the highest waterfall in the San Francisco Bay Area. We started at Sailor Camp Trail (0.91 miles) which becomes Ohlone Wilderness Trail. Rose Peak, Mission Peak & 28 miles of Trail in Two Days. Ohlone Wilderness Trail: Mission Peak Regional Preserve through Sunol Regional Wilderness, Ohlone Regional Wilderness, and finishing at the Del Valle Regional Park (29 mile thru-hike, 8,000FT elevation gain, approx. Though the Ohlone Wilderness Regional Trail is 28 miles long, stretching from Lake Del Valle to Mission Peak. ... Ohlone Wilderness Trail at Del valle Regional park Livermore California - Duration: 12:38. Murietta Falls in peak mid-winter form. Since it is by the San Francisco water management areas (where you are not allowed to go), they do make you sign up for a trail pass before you hike in the area. BPL Member. From 750′ to 1190′ in the first mile to the Ohlone Trail Sign In Panel. It connects Del Valle Park and Sunol Park, and extends beyond both. Or, just the hike to Murietta Falls on the Ohlone Wilderness trail itself? Murietta Falls, at around 100 feet, is the tallest waterfall in the bay area, high up in the diablo mountains it’s a steep climb along the Ohlone Wilderness Trail from Del Valle Reservoir to reach. It's a 12.5 mile, 4,300ft climb up to the falls which are just a trickle most of the year. Make no mistake, the trail to Murietta Falls is the definition of strenuous, that's part of what makes Murietta the rarest waterfall in the Bay Area. From Johnny's Pond, Murietta Falls is a short side trip off the main Ohlone Wilderness Trail. I was looking forward to visiting again after a wetter year. It is a grueling backpack with over 8,000 feet cumulative elevation gain, and most people do it in two or three days. Murietta Falls at Livermore, Ohlone Regional Wilderness, including pictures, maps, directions, description, hiking trail routes - CA waterfalls by waterfallswest.com . After crossing a river or two and grinding out the 1,400ft, head up Schlieper Rock, placing you just shy of Murietta Falls. A permit is needed to hike the trail and can be obtained at the entrance kiosk or online or by mail: $2/person/year. It was a grand total of 16 miles. An easy part of the first of three grueling climbs …and finally some views! This trail is the second most challenging in our area, right behind the trek to Rose Peak. Nevertheless, Murietta Falls in early spring was lightly snowing. It stretches west to east, beginning at Mission Peak Regional Preserve, continuing through the Sunol Regional Wilderness and Ohlone Regional Wilderness, and finishing at Lake Del Valle in Del Valle Regional Park. Hereafter, we followed the Ohlone Wilderness Trail. It passes through Ohlone Regional Wilderness and Sunol Regional Wilderness, as well as some land owned by the San Francisco Water District where you’re not allowed to leave the trail. (Note: We saw only one solo hiker in this stretch.) Elevation Gain: 4500 ft (approx.) The falls are located just inside the Ohlone Regional Wilderness, a 9,800 acre backcountry corridor in the East Bay. The Ohlone Regional Wilderness Trail traces a meandering line across one of the largest and most secluded swaths of publicly owned oak woodland left in the East Bay. I’ve visited Murietta Falls before on a slightly longer hike to Rose Peak, but in the spring of a drought year. You can see the map shown below here. The falls only flow in the days immediately following rain, however. A-maz-ing!!! The Ohlone Wilderness Trail by way of Del Valle Regional Park can be compared to the notorious trail system of Henry Coe: steep, graveled, and remote. Ohlone Wilderness Trail: destination : Murietta Falls: 02.26.15 Hikers high!....went on an all-day hike Friday on part of the Ohlone Wilderness Trail! (Are the ticks really larger than a mountain lion’s head? 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