Hiking

Explore the Watershed

Our Trail Map (PDF) and Trail Guides highlight some of the more than 60 miles of trails available at Los Vaqueros. There are trailheads at both entrances, along with trailheads along the main roads and at the Marina. For your safety, there are five remote "call boxes" along the trails. We also recommend checking the Weather Conditions prior to setting out on your hike.

Trail Closures Notice

Geotechnical field investigation for the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project in progress 

  • NORTH SIDE FISHING ACCESS CLOSED: Portions of the Los Vaqueros Trail including dam fishing access are currently closed to the public.
  • The Los Vaqueros Trail connecting to the Badger Pass Trail near Peninsula Cove will be closed to the public as soon as Friday, November 22.
  • The Mortero Trail and connection to Alkali Meadow Trail will be closed to the public as soon as Monday, November 25.

Please use caution on the trails.

Project updates will be posted here as they become available. For more information, call (925) 688-8175.

Trail Closures Map

Trail Closures for LVE Geotechnical Investigations