San Jose, California
Sunol Regional Wilderness
Located in the northwest corner of Sunol Regional Wilderness, Maguire Peak is one of the least visited areas in this popular hiking ground. Our WR archives show that our group hasn’t hiked here since 2000.
This remote spot provides some solitude as well as excellent views of San Antonio Reservoir and Mt. Diablo. Bay Area plants found along Maguire Loop Trail are rare in the rest of the park. If we are lucky, we might be able to see the herd of Tule Elks wandering somewhere near the reservoir.
Directions: Take 680N and exit at Calaveras Rd/State Hwy 84W exit towards Sunol. Turn right at Calaveras Road and drive for about 4 miles and turn left at Geary Road. After the pay station, proceed to the Flag Hill Trailhead, just after the visitor center parking area.
Hike start time promptly at 10am
Drive Time: 45 minutes – Parking: $6.00 – Dogs Allowed: $2.00 fee