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Mix it Up with Trail Mixers

Explore the trails in the valley, stay fit and meet new friends with Trail Mixers.

Mix it Up with Trail Mixers Mix it Up with Trail Mixers

Whether you’re an experienced outdoorsman or a casual hiker, you can join the fall Trail Mixer to explore the trails in your own backyard.

Through this program, a different regional park in the East Bay is visited each month in October, November and December.  

Get the camera and those hiking shoes ready just in time for the beautiful fall foliage. This program is designed to offer you the opportunity to spend the day off the beaten path, make new friends, stay active, and keep your body healthy by hiking on local and regional trails together as a group. 

Registration for each Trail Mixer is required but the program is free. For each Trail Mixer, you will meet in the parking lot at 9:00 a.m. and caravan to each location.

You must be at least 17-years-old to register, so this is perfect if you are looking for an adult only event. Plan on being gone until the mid to late-afternoon. 

You can register for each fall Trail Mixer location separately by following the links below. Once registered, further information will be emailed a day or two prior, so it is a good idea to make sure your email address is accurate in your account with the Town of Danville. 

If the fall Trail Mixer dates and times don't work with your schedule, or if you want to include others who are younger than 17, you can rally your own group of family and friends to explore the same regional parks, preserves, and wilderness spaces. 

Registration information, dates and locations:

  • Register for the fall Trail Mixer on October 8, Del Valle Regional Park, Livermore    
  • Register for the fall Trail Mixer on November 12, Round Valley Regional Preserve, Brentwood    
  • Register for the fall Trail Mixer on December 10, Sunol Regional Wilderness, Sunol     

More information about each fall Trail Mixer location:

Del Valle Regional Park

Del Valle is like a lakeside resort only 10 miles south of Livermore, deep in a valley framed by oak-covered hills. The centerpiece of the park is a lake five miles long with all kinds of water-oriented recreation, surrounded by approximately 5,000 acres of beautiful land for hiking, horseback riding, and nature study. 

For a beginner there are some trails that may be fairly steep, but there are also others that will offer more of a calm and less strenuous adventure. If the warm weather lingers, you can take a dip in one of the two swimming beaches Del Valle offers with lifeguards on duty during posted periods. 

Lake Del Valle is also known for excellent fishing. The lake is stocked regularly with trout and catfish. There are also large- and smallmouth bass, striped bass, and panfish.

Round Valley Regional Preserve

The preserve is open for hiking, horseback riding and bicycling, with some restrictions. Round Valley offers some great rolling hills and some can provide quite a challenge and get the blood pumping. 

Be prepared for the summer heat even in the fall. Most of the trails are sunny for at least 50 percent of the time so use sunscreen, wear a hat and loose-fitting clothing. Wear good hiking shoes and here's a tip, you may not want to wear white socks or white shoes. The trails can sometimes be a bit dusty. Drinking water is available at the staging area. Be sure to carry plenty of water during your hike.

Sunol Regional Wilderness

The Sunol Regional Wilderness area is a little gem of natural beauty. My favorite time to explore this area is in the spring when the waterfalls are flowing at , but it will also offer beautiful scenery in the fall. There are hikes that gradually climb and others that can offer more of a challenge. This is one of my own personal favorite hiking areas in the valley. My whole family enjoys the rolling hills, beautiful valleys, wildflowers, shade trees, waterfalls and the soothing sounds of tumbling water. 

Visit  www.danville.ca.gov or call (925) 314-3400 for more information on registering for the fall Trail Mixer program. 

Contact Information

For more information you can contact Sheena Wellman-Miner at swellman-miner@danville.ca.gov or you can contact Danville recreation.

Website:  www.danville.ca.gov

Email:  recreation@danville.ca.gov

Phone: (925) 314-3400

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