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Martin Canyon Creek Trail

Location : Dublin, CA

Parking : Along Bay Laurel St (free)

Trail type : Out and Back

Trail Length : 2.9 miles

Elevation Gain : 554 ft

Difficulty : Moderate

Trails traversed : Martin Canyon Creek Trail

Dogs Allowed? Yes

Post Hike Grub Stop : Burma-Burma, Dublin


Having lived in the East Bay for almost 3 decades, I never knew this fully wooded hiking trail existed in Dublin, especially in the midst of a quiet neighborhood. Martin Canyon Creek Trail is great for a quick workout and is especially perfect during summer, as it is fully shaded.



The trail runs through a forest of oaks, ferns and bay trees


Parking is available at the trailhead on neighborhood streets along Bay Laurel Street and Silver Gate Dr. The trail follows Martin Canyon Creek for most of the way, until it starts climbing uphill. In February of 2022, the Creek was dry for the most part.

The trail starts off pretty flat, but is so narrow that only one person can pass at a time. All along the trail, large oak and bay trees provide much needed shade. The hike is pretty easy until the city trail boundary gate. Past this gate, the trail starts climbing uphill. There are quite a few areas of steep incline and provide a great leg workout.

We found a good luck charm along the trail!


A fallen tree provide some good photo ops

At 1.5 miles, the trail opens up to green pastures with amazing views of the Tri-valley. There is an outcrop of rock which is fun to climb on or have a picnic at.


Out of the forest, and into the meadow.

It was fun climbing the rocks

At this point, you can continue to explore more trails in this park, or turn back on the route you came on and return to the trailhead.


A network of trails provide options to explore further

Martin Canyon Creek Trail is truly a hidden gem of Dublin, offering the best views during springtime, worthy of the sweat.

Great views of the Tri-valley

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