Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area
0.0: Begin at the eastern edge of the parking lot, on Alameda Creek Trail, a wide
0.6: Junction. Turn left and enter Quarry Lakes through a gate, then turn right
onto Wood Duck Trail.
0.9: Junction. Turn right, walk a few feet, then turn right again, onto Old Creek
1.4: Old Creek Trail ends at a signed junction. Turn right onto Western Pacific
2.0: Western Pacific Trail ends at the park boundary and Niles Gate. Go through
the gate, then turn right back onto Alameda Creek Trail.
2.6: Sequoia Bridge, on the left. Continue straight.
2.7: Previously encountered junction with the gate into Quarry Lakes. Continue
straight back to the trailhead.
3.3: Back at the parking area.
From I 880 in Alameda County, exit Decoto Road (exit 21). Drive east on Decoto
a little more than 1 mile, then turn south (right) onto Paseo Padre Parkway. Drive
about 0.7 mile, then turn left onto Isherwood Way. Almost immediately, just past
the bridge over Alameda Creek, turn right into the signed Isherwood Staging Area
parking lot. (Note: if you want to park inside Quarry Lakes, continue past the
Isherwood Staging Area, about 0.6 mile to the main park entrance on the right.
There is a fee to park inside the recreation area.)
GPS Coordinates* for Trailhead:
Longitude 122° 0'45.60"W
(* based on Google Earth
data, shown as degrees, minutes, seconds)
Read about this hike in more detail and view photos at http://www.bahiker.com/eastbayhikes/quarrylakes.html
© 2002 Jane Huber/Bay Area Hiker