Last Sunday, I hiked in Cull Canyon. It’s part of the East Bay Regional Parks. I know, it’s not in Oakland, but it’s minutes away by car, in Castro Valley. And the parks are all connected! I started the beginning of this hike a while back in Anthony Chabot Park and hiked through EBMUD property and decided today to continue that part of my Bay Area Ridge Trail hike challenge.
The hiking guide I am using for this is called Bay Area Ridge Trail by Jean Rusmore and is endorsed by the Bay Area Ridge Trail group. The Bay Area Ridge Trail is a work in process, the goal is to create a continuous hiking/biking/horse-riding trail that encircles the bay area. Every year the Bay Area Ridge Trail group purchases or obtains access to lands that elongate the trail. To learn more, donate, or find trails to hike/bike/ride along the existing Bay Area Ridge Trail, click here!
I am continuously trying to hike new sections of this trail and my goal for today was do a new section and look for the llamas and red trillium that I read about in the guide book. This was my first time visiting Cull Canyon Park. Sadly, I did not find any llamas. But I did find red trillium near the end of my hike! Which means I passed right by them on the beginning of my hike because I was hiking about 3.2 miles into the park and then back out using the same route.
Anyone know where the llamas are?
Start/end: Cull Canyon Recreation Area
Trail name: Chabot-to-Garin Regional trail (hiking North to second gate in horse pasture)
Approximate mileage (round trip): 6.4