“A short and easy segment to avoid part of the climb into Augustin Bernal Park and Pleasanton Ridge.
— Mike Anciaux
The Golden Eagle Staging Area and parking lot is at the upper end of Golden Eagle Way, past the control gate of the Golden Eagle Farms residential development. Visitors must present a permit card at the control gate, available during regular business hours from the Pleasanton Community Services office.
This is a well-maintained fire road that avoids part of the climb toward Pleasanton Ridge's, Ridgeline Trail
. Unfortunately, access to the staging area is restricted (see Restrictions ). This trail climbs toward the Valley View Trail
, which can be used to continue to climb west to the Ridgeline Trail