Garin Regional Park, Hayward, California: 16 November 2004

Latitude: North 37° 37.718’

Longitude: West 122° 01.710’

Photos by Gene F. White and Neil Mishalov

Garin Regional Park is part of the extensive and excellent East Bay Regional Park District that encompasses Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. It is located in the hills above Hayward, California and is on the eastern side of the San Francisco Bay. The park is approximately 26 miles south from my home in Berkeley, California.

Some hike factoids and statistics: Time on the trail: 9:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Number of hikers: 2 Distance covered: 6.43 miles. Total ascent: 1,350 feet. Maximum elevation: 948 feet. Route: Garin Park Main Entrance => Vista Peak Loop Trail => Zeile Creek Trail => Garin Woods Trail => Zeile Creek Trail => Vista Peak Trail => Vista Peak Loop Trail => Old Homestead Trail => Newt Pond Trail => High Ridge Trail => Garin Park Main Entrance



All Images and Text Copyright © by Neil Mishalov


Topographic Route Map and Elevation Profile:

Data gathered with a Garmin GPS Map 60C

Topographic mapping program for Macintosh OSX by National Geographic

Satellite Photo Map with Route Superimposed:

TerraBrowser satellite mapping program for Macintosh OSX by Chimoosoft

GPS track converter by GPSBabel

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Entrance to Garin Regional Park I believe this is a California Buckeye Tree (Aesculus californica). Please notify me if I am incorrect: On the Vista Peak Loop Trail
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The Vista Peak Loop Trail Climbing up the Vista Peak Loop Trail Vista Peak, 934 feet
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Heading towards the Ziele Creek Trail Hello! On the Garin Woods Trail Looking at Zeile Creek
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Vista Peak Heading towards the peak On Vista Peak, 934 feet
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My, we must be having fun! On Garin Peak, 948' Looking at some beautiful terrain
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On the Vista Peak Loop Trail Heading back to the entrance to the park Another great hike!

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