Today was the perfect day for a  Gumsaba Trailblaze. We got as far as we could into the Las Trampas ridge in the time we had, took in some amazing views, saw some wild life, a waterfall,  and even a few calves. We also learned to recognize poison oak, a must for anyone who hikes in the East Bay! As usual, it was a great workout, and time well spent with a fun group of people.

Enjoy the photos and for a map of this trail, click here , then scroll down to L and hit “Las Trampas” to download the PDF.

We look forward to our next Trailblaze at the Black Diamond Mines in Antioch on May 29th.

If you haven’t been to the Black Diamond Mines you are missing out on one of the great historical nature preserves in the East Bay. Though the drive takes about 25 minutes there and back, its worth it! We will meet at 7:00 am at the Rudear Road Park and Drive, start the hike at 7:30AM be back in town no later than 10am.  Click here to sign up and read a bit of history on the Black Diamond Mines here.