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Brandon Trail

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The longest trail in the area traversing Lake Chabot and Anthony Chabot Regional Parks.


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6.5

Miles

10.4

KM

Doubletrack

829' 253 m

High

244' 75 m

Low

929' 283 m

Up

566' 173 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

A Lake Chabot loop will always include a significant section of this trail.

From the golf course, it's a steady but not too steep climb up a ridge covered with oak and chaparral. As you gain elevation you'll catch views of Lake Chabot to the south-west until the junction with Towhee Trail and the Marciel Road parking area.

Crossing the road, the trail flattens out a bit with one last climb then starts a fun winding descent through eucalyptus groves to Grass Valley Creek and an old stone bridge. Cross the bridge and hang a quick right as the trail follows the west side of the creek and terminates at Horseshoe Trail and Bort Meadow Staging Area.

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Shared By:

Bob Gardner

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Photos

Upper Towhee Trail.
Aug 19, 2016 near Castro…, CA
Redtail Trail leadoff from Brandon Trail
Nov 24, 2015 near Castro…, CA
Brandon Trail twilight.
Nov 25, 2015 near Ashland, CA
Overlooking Redwood Canyon
Jul 8, 2018 near Castro…, CA

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