In 1996, the City of Orinda won a Trail Town USA designation for planning an exemplary trail system that promotes non-motorized transportation.

Trail System

  • Orinda was cited for the de Laveaga Trail, which begins downtown and connects with regional trails.
  • The East Bay Municipal Utilities (EBMUD) trail at Wagner Ranch connects to the American Discovery Trail.
  • The St. Stephen's pedestrian and bicycle trail begins at Bates Boulevard and Davis Drive, linking with the East Bay Regional Park Trail system, and runs along the east-bound lanes of Highway 24 to St. Stephen's Drive. The trail connects Orinda to the Lafayette Reservoir.

East Bay Municipal Utility District Trails

The East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) owns about 27,000 acres of land and water in the East Bay hills. There are over fifty miles of trails available on EBMUD land.

San Pablo Dam Recreation Area

The San Pablo Dam Recreation Area is operated by EBMUD and offers:
  • Hiking Trails
  • a Marina
  • Picnic and Barbecue Facilities
  • Playground Facility
For a map of Reservoir Trails Visit the East Bay Trails website.

Wilder Trail System

The Wilder development has a few of its many miles of trails that explore the valley and the nearby regional parks open to the public.

Lamorinda Trail Council

The Lamorinda Trail Council promotes local trails through the distribution of maps and by involvement in community events. For more information on the Trail Council, contact John Fazel at 925-254-7341.