Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail

California

Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail Facts

States: California
Counties: Contra Costa
Length: 7.65 miles
Trail end points: Olympic Boulevard Staging Area at Pleasant Hill Rd. and Olympic Blvd. (Lafayette) and Valle Vista Staging Area on Canyon Rd. (Moraga)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt, Concrete
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6015157
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Horseback Riding, Walking

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Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail Description

The Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail links its two namesake communities via a former logging railroad corridor that largely parallels St. Mary's Road. Uniquely, mules hauled lumber on the corridor before tracks for steam trains were installed.

Winding through the Moraga Valley, the paved trail offers a spectacularly scenic journey while providing regular access to homes throughout and businesses in the center of the two towns. Expect heavy trail traffic, especially on the weekends.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available at trailheads at both ends of the Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail. In the north, park at the Olympic Boulevard Staging Area at the intersection of Pleasant Hill Road and Olympic Boulevard in Lafayette. In the south, park at the Valle Vista Staging Area on Canyon Road at the southern edge of Moraga.

Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail Reviews

"Nice trail. Good parking. It goes accross considerable and variable landscape from completely rural to suburban. Bring a some small water container. There is a Safeway about halfway through that you can get some eats. Also multiple water fountains along the way. The hills, though long, are not steep and if you take your time, are no problem. If you're looking for something longer, this trail easily connects with the more extensive East Bay system that's even nicer. Very few bikes. Mostly walkers and runners. "

"I ride this every time I'm in the Walnut Creek area. I ususally start at the Olympia Trailhead and go as far as the Rheem Blvd hill which is quite steep. At the top I rest on one of the many benches along the path and then cool down on the way back down the gentle slope after the hill. Well paved, wide and popular. Coupled with the Iron Horse and Contra Costa Canel trails this trail is a wonderful system."

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