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San Jose, California
March 24, 2007
Lake Chabot
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March 24, 2007

Lake Chabot 

Alameda County

The Place

        This popular 5,122 acre park boasts a beautiful man-made reservoir. Lake Chabot is an absolute gem covering 315 acres and is stocked with trout, catfish, bass, crappie and other fish. The park offers a number of activities including camping, cycling, fishing and miles and miles of hiking trails

Getting There

        DIRECTIONS: From San Jose: Take I-880 N towards Oakland go 27.8 miles. Take the I-238 ramp to Castro Valley (I-580)/Stockton - go 0.5 miles. Merge into I-238 S - go 1.9 miles. Take the I-580 W ramp to Oakland Take I-580 W go 1.9 miles. Take Fairmont Drive/150th Ave Exit & immediately get in left lane & go through intersection to the stoplight. Turn Right at stoplight onto Fairmont Drive go 1.7 miles. Fairmont Drive turns into Lake Chabot Drive go .8 miles. Turn left on Seven Hills Road go 1.0 miles. Turn left on Redwood Road (winding road) go 4. 8 miles. Left on Marciel Road look for large sign: Anthony Chabot Regional Park Marciel Gate (9999 Redwood Road). Stay on Marciel Road 1. 6 miles until you come to a fork in the road. Go left at fork towards camping go 0.1 miles. On left side will be day use parking. This is where we start our hike.  

Drive Time 45 minutes - Parking Free - Dogs allowed on leash ($2 dog fee)

Walking the Walk

        (Level 3.25 - Miles: 5 - Elevation 500')  The hike will begin northeast of Lake Chabot not far from the Marciel Gate. We will walk down to the Honker Shoreline Trail heading northwest and eventually loop back through the woods to our starting point.



Know Before You Go

Drive time from San Jose is approximately 45 minutes. 

Parking at the trailhead is free and limited to 13 cars. The park is popular so carpooling is highly encouraged. There is additional parking at the Marciel Gate. We may have to shuttle people to the hike entrance depending on the number of cars. There are restrooms along the trail.

Bring water, snacks and sunscreen.

Dogs allowed on leash. There is a $2 dog fee (obtain permit at Lake Chabot Marina prior to arriving).
The trails are multi-use so please follow trail rules. Please keep Wild Recovery safe and watch out for bicycles!

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