Lafayette Reservoir: Rim Trail

#1 of 4 trails in Lafayette Reservoir Recreation Area
Lafayette Reservoir: Rim Trail is a 3 mile loop trail located near Lafayette, CA that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.0 miles 354 feet Loop
dogs on leash kid friendly birding canoeing fishing hiking nature trips trail running walking lake views
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Park at the main entrance staging area to Lafayette Reservoir

Jennifer Cinquini

3 Completed2 Reviews

Busy and beautiful!

Chiengmay Pen

4 Completed4 Reviews

Not bad.

Jacob Waxman

1 Completed1 Reviews

We walk the lower 2.7 mile loop almost every day. Typically we bring our pug Henry and our ShiTsu BooBoo for a shorter walk for their morning constitutional. Then we do the whole loop in about 52 minutes.

Occasionally, we hike the rim trail which is not paved and is about five miles long for the entire loop. More importantly, the upper rim trail involves an elevation gain of 1200'---1400' with some very steep hills along the route. When we hike the entire rim trail it takes us about two hours. The scenery from many points along the route is awesome especially on a clear and sunny day.

Over the years, we've become addicted to this fabulous and rejuvenating location. Aside from the natural beauty of this Reservoir with its myriads of wild life and virgin oak trees, the lower loop is frequented by people of all ages and dogs of all breeds.

Robin Morris

110 Completed111 Reviews

John Sullivan

2 Completed2 Reviews

Jogged the paved loop close to the lake, then walked it again. 2.7 or so. Next time will try the rim trail.

Rosemarie Radford

4 Completed4 Reviews

Great trail, it's nice that you can choose to go up to the Rim trail to lengthen the hike. Great natural landscape, but we went on Sunday morning and the trail around the reservoir is quite crowded!

Dani Crosby

1 Completed1 Reviews

Kevin Kringle

1 Completed1 Reviews

This was a nice hike, if I could give any advice it would be to wear good shoes, there are a lots of hills on a dirt path.

Marci Farquhar-snow

1 Completed1 Reviews

I grew up with this trail. The Rim trail has great views!

Assad N.