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Address: 1320 Garin Avenue, Hayward, CA 94544
Phone Number: (888-327-2757
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Garin has spectacular views of surrounding area, on clear day can see across bay. Dirt trails outline the hill, multiple challenging routes to take. Paths are shared with horses... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Hayward, California
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Hayward, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Garin has spectacular views of surrounding area, on clear day can see across bay. Dirt trails outline the hill, multiple challenging routes to take. Paths are shared with horses and sometimes you need to watch where you step.

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Hayward, California
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I've been going to Garin Park all my life and I continue coming here because it is a nice little escape from all the noise. At night it is a little scary (I definitely suggest going in a larger group). There's really so much you can do: strenuous hike (that big hill at the entrance), moderate hike (the hills to... More 

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Hayward, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Garin Park is one of numerous regional parks, easily accessible from Hayward and other nearby towns. For now, with private land above, the hiking trails mostly circle back to the major tralheads, and don't reach the major ridge above. Some areas, especially on weekends, can get crowded. That includes the main picnic areas, and the obvious trails above. Other trails,... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We enjoyed visiting this combination regional park of Garin/Dry Creek. For Garin, there is a wonderful hike to the top of the hills to see a stunning view of San Francisco Bay. There is also a barn, farm equipment, and nice places for a picnic. There is lots of trails. We also liked Dry Creek in particular the garden area... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Beautiful regional park open everyday. Open green space to picnic, barbecue, walk or just relax. It has amazing views of the whole bay area. me and my family love it. during the weekdays no fee to enter. On the weekend I believe there is a small fee just to park the car.

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Hayward, California
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you are looking for a great place to experience a beautiful peaceful place it is not very far. Nestled right in the Hayward hills is Garin Regional Park. It has a place for everyone here. You can hike, picnic, ride a bike, fly a kite, ride a horse or just kick back and enjoy the picture perfect scenery. If... More 

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Oakland California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This open and green space has turned to a brown and almost dust bowl. The drought in California has turned this quiet and green space into a sad setting. Adequate parking for the ABLE is close in and picnic setting for groups of 2 to 100 are available. Easy to play games with large groups on the open lawns. Currently... More 

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Hayward, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This place is the most fun in the fall when they have the apple tasting - they have a small heirloom orchard. Its a lot of up and down, its a ridge after all, but the views are beautiful and the sense of being outside, really outside, but not far from an urban environment is great.

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Hayward, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a nice and relatively unknown park. You can stay in the main area or head on up into the hills in most directions. Look out, though, or you might run into some cows. There are some great hikes through here, but it is not much of a mountain biking park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Scenery fantastic but make sure you bring your water. Always take my puggle for a hike there. She enjoys it a lot.

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