Brush Stroke

Outdoor Adventure Hotspot: Discover Tri-Valley, CA

By: Mary Jones

traveLling knowledge

Hiking at Las Trampas

Miles of scenic trails and ridge lines perfect for every skill level. Spot local wildlife as you explore the protected habitat.

Biking on Iron Horse Regional Trail

Pedal along a flat, paved path through charming neighborhoods andacross historic bridges. Perfect for a family ride.

Kayaking at Del Valle Regional Park

Paddle across the sparkling reservoir taking in views of oak studded hills. Search for hidden coves to relax and picnic.

Fishing at Shadow Cliffs

Cast for trout, bass, catfish and more from the shores or rental boats. Peacefully take in nature as you wait for a bite.

Bird watching at Sycamore

Spot gorgeous herons, egrets, hawks, and other species as you stroll through lush gardens along Arroyo Mocho.

Swimming at Livermore

Make a splash shooting down waterslides or do laps in the Olympic-size pool at this large, family-friendly facility.

Rock climbing at Mission Peak

Test your skills climbing boulders or scale cliffs with sweeping vista payoffs at the summit. Spot hawks circling above.

Golfing at Poppy Ridge

Play a relaxing round on verdant greens surrounded by Poppy Hills with gorgeous mountain views.

Disc golfing at Mines Road

1. Toss discs through wooded hills on this challenging 18-hole course. Test your accuracy navigating turns and elevation changes.

Stargazing at Lake

Escape city light pollution and see the Milky Way sparkling clearly across the night sky from this protected dark park.

Horseback riding at Sunol

Take a scenic guided trail ride on horseback through oak woodlands and see grazing wildlife up close.

Hot air ballooning

Float peacefully over vineyards, hills and neighborhoods for incredible aerial views at sunrise or sunset.