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PLEASE ONLY HIKE CLOSE TO HOME DURING THE STAY AT HOME ORDER 
Restrooms, Playgrounds, Fields, Batting Cages, the Rink, Petanque Court, Picnic Area, Bocce Court and the Community Center are CLOSED.
Silver Springs Loop Trail CLOSED

Most trails are currently open but visitors should follow direction from the State, County and CDC

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City Hiking Trails

 Regional/neigHborhood Trails
Length (mi)
Usage
 Lafayette Ridge Trail
4.34 Hiking, Horseback Riding            
EBMUD Reservoir Trail (Rim) CLOSED
4.75 Hiking
EBMUD Reservoir Trail (Lower) CLOSED
2.80 Walking, Jogging, Bicycling
Lafayette-Moraga Trail
7.65

Walking, Jogging, Bicycling, Horseback Riding

Hidden Oaks Trail 1.00 Walking, Jogging
Walter Costa Trail
2.17 Hiking
Petar Jakovina Trail
0.75
Hiking
Silver Springs Loop Trail  CLOSED
0.78 Hiking
Moraga Road to Reservoir Rim 0.62
Hiking 
John Kiefer Trail
0.75
Hiking
Lafayette Community Park
3.00 Walking, Jogging, Bicycling, Horseback Riding
 OVERVIEW MAP OF ALL LAFAYETTE TRAILS

Trail Easements

Lafayette is surrounded by beautiful hills and open space.  Trails provide a way for citizens to directly access and interact with this world, as well as provide transportation alternatives.  Lafayette has seven City-managed trails plus a trail network in the Community Park — about 16 miles of trails.  Additionally, Lafayette has the benefit of East Bay Regional Park District trails – the Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail, and many other trails in our surrounding hills.  The East Bay Municipal Utility District Lafayette Reservoir property has a paved trail around the water and an upper dirt trail around the reservoir rim.  These trails are used and enjoyed extensively and provide a wonderful benefit to the Community, especially for those living close to trails.

The purpose of the City’s trails is to link neighborhoods, to provide alternative routes to public facilities, and to connect to the regional and other Lamorinda trail networks.  The City, through its Trails Master Plan process, has identified new trail opportunities that build on what already exists.  However, to achieve this fully developed vision, trail access rights need to be obtained – in many cases on private properties.  Some new trails can be added as part of a subdivision process as provided by State law, while others need trail easements on specific private parcels. These easements are obtained through discussions and agreements with the property owners and are formalized in a Trail Easement Agreement.  The City policy is to negotiate the specific locations and conditions that apply to such easements.  This linked brochure further explains the benefits of these easements and answers questions that property owners may have.  

 

Lamorinda Trail Loop

Lamorinda Trail LoopIn 2005, a detailed inventory of trails - existing, planned, and imagined – was completed by a committee called The Lamorinda Trails Connections Committee. The committee was established by agreement of the Orinda, Moraga, and Lafayette City Councils in Spring 2002. The goal of the Committee was to create a comprehensive trail system throughout Lamorinda.

While the Committee members were taking inventory of the trails located in their communities, they discovered there already existed a continuous route linking the three cities via a 17.5 mile loop. Hence, the three cities supported a $25,000 grant proposal for way-finding signs and trail markers to better identify the Lamorinda Trail Loop. Agreements were finalized with BART and EBRPD for placement of signs on their properties and the three city councils approved the new signage. On August 10, 2006, the Lamorinda Trail Loop was officially opened. Maps of the loop are currently available at the Lafayette, Moraga, and Orinda Community Centers or download a copy of the map.

Trails Master Plan

Trails Master Plan

Trails Implementation Plan

 

2020 LAMORINDA Trails Challenge (Open Early!)

PLEASE ONLY HIKE CLOSE TO YOUR HOME DURING THE STAY AT HOME ORDER -Use the Challenge to find trails close to your home!

COVID-19 Update 

The Cities of Lafayette, Orinda and Moraga are excited to launch the 2020 Trails Challenge early, to give Lamorinda a fun way to discover their local trails.  Due to the recent COVID-19 facility closures, Lamorinda Trails are seeing unprecedented use.  Many trails are open but social distancing guidelines change rapidly.  Please visit the Cities', East Bay Regional Park District and East Bay Municipal Utility District websites to check for potential trail closures. Please follow all posted signs related to trail closures.  Please follow County, State, Federal and CDC guidelines regarding social distancing and outdoor recreation.        

T-Shirts and pins will not be available until after the COVID-19 closures end, but don't let that stop you from getting out and enjoying the trails.  The Cities will announce t-shirt and pin availability at a later date.

NOTE: Lafayette Reservoir is currently CLOSED

We are happy to come together as three communities united, especially in these times.

Be Well,

Lafayette, Moraga & Orinda Recreation Departments

Hit the Trails!

Lamorinda Trails Challenge Website

Welcome to the Lamorinda Trails Challenge, an invitation to explore your local trails and do something good for your body and mind! The Trails Challenge encourages you to hike Lamorinda trails anytime from NOW(early opening) through October 2020.

The Trails Challenge is an opportunity to get comfortable on the trails and discover the health benefits of outdoor recreation. If you’re already a hiker, the Trails Challenge is a great way to keep active and learn a little more about the local trails located in the Lamorinda area.  This includes trails maintained by each city, the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) and East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) with miles and miles of trails to explore. The routes in the guide are our recommendations for seeing the diversity of the Lamorinda landscapes and for experiencing hikes of varying intensity.

The Trails Challenge is free, designed for all fitness levels, and is a self-guided program to complete on your own schedule. You can hike on your own, with your dog, with family, with friends and with co-workers.  There are two ways to complete the challenge Establish Healthy Habits or Complete the Objectives. Healthy habits participants may log 6 hikes of any distance on Lamorinda trails and submit a log form showing that you have established a healthy hiking habit.  This challenge can be completed in 6 days or over the six months. You may hike on the same trail 6 times or visit 6 different trails.  We just want you on the trails.  Complete the Objectives participants may complete 5 of the 8 objectives listed in this guide.   

Stop by your local Recreation Department or Coldwell Banker to pick up your FREE 2020 Trails Challenge T-Shirt (beginning after COVID-19 closures & while supplies last). Upon completion of the Challenge, submit your “Trails Completion Log” to your local Recreation Department. Once you submit the trails log, we will send you a commemorative pin (while supplies last).  Pins will be available for pick up after the COVID-19 closures. 


Lafayette Community Center: 500 St. Mary’s Road, Lafayette, 94549
www.LoveLafayette.org (925) 284-2232
Moraga Hacienda de las Flores: 2100 Donald Drive, Moraga, 94556
www.MoragaRec.com (925) 888-7045
Orinda Community Center: 28 Orinda Way, Orinda, 94563
www.OrindaParksandRec.org (925) 254-2445
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - 5 Moraga Way, Orinda, 94563
www.coldwellbanker.com (925) 253-4600

 
 LAMORINDA TRAILS CHALLENGE
 Lamorinda Trails Challenge Booklet (2020)  Page Turn Version 8.5"x11" Version   
 All Trail Maps by City Lafayette  Moraga Orinda 
 Useful Smart Phone Apps AllTrails Plant Snap Google Earth 
 Tri-City Google Map  Map Instructions
 Local Trail Partners EBRPD  EBMUD JMLT
 Emergency Preparedness Objective Resources  Lamorinda CERT  Community Warning System
 Evacuation Links Lamorinda CERT Evacuation Links
 Other Trails Challenge Programs
EBRPD
San Ramon 
 Program Sponsors Lafayette Youth Commission Coldwell Banker
 Help Maintain Trails  East Bay Trail Dogs
 Trail Easements: A Benefit for Generations to Come Tri-Fold Pamphlet 

 

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