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Sobrante Ridge Regional Preserve

Park managed by: East Bay Regional Park District

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277 acre Park managed by: East Bay Regional Park District

The steep trails of the park rewards hikers with ridgetop views of San Pablo Bay, Mt. Diablo, and Mt. Tamalpais.

The park can be entered from Heavenly Ridge or Pinole Valley Park.

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Sobrante Ridge Regional Preserve

by Ann Sieck

Here's another hilly "island preserve" where views too often include adjacent subdivisions. But its "manzanita barrens" belie their unpromising name. A single-track footpath circles the sparsely forested chalky knob where manzanitas grown into gnarled treelings mingle with oaks, laurels, and madrones, arching overhead to make magical tunnels of dappled sunlight that open to bright sky […]

Sobrante Ridge from the southeast

by David Loeb

Highlights: Great views; rare manzanita; mature live oak woodland and open grasslands; wildflowers in spring. A rare and endangered manzanita was the raison d’etre for the creation of this 277-acre oak/bay woodland preserve right next to a suburban subdivision near El Sobrante. But it’s the superb views that might be the biggest draw of the […]

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