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“Great Escape” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lafayette Reservoir

Lafayette Reservoir
3849 Mount Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA
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Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Lafayette
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Clearwater, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great Escape”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

The Lafayette reservoir is a beautiful place to go for a walk and spend some time in a natural setting with a spectacular view. A must do when in the area.

On our most recent walk we saw a fawn and its mother and several other deer along with a flock of young turkeys.

The walk around the reservoir is hilly but not too challenging and gives you a good, just under 3 miles, workout.

Visited July 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Great spot to run while traveling!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

It's a wonderful trail a nice 2.7 miles. Very hilly so it has a wonderful incline challenge built in. My main tip is the parking. Check your spot number and pay at the kiosk its a little tricky :) The other bonus on the trail is many water opportunities and even restrooms available. The run is very senic and serene. Saftey not a problem its very populated... lots of people to say hi to! ENJOY!

Visited July 2013
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SF Bay Area
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“An oasis in the east bay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Not sure how many times I've walked this reservoir but it will never been enough. Talk about leaving the world behind and hitting the trail for a moment of calm, peace and inspiration. The scenery and landscape can't be beat by an gym, spa or workout place. Back to nature is the way to go!

Visited June 2013
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Concord, CA
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“A Day At The Reservoir!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Great for running, Hiking, Walking and Boating. My wife and I mainly go for the 3 mile walk.around the lake. Always a nice experience. The people are friendly and the Park Staff is friendly and helpful! Parking can be an issue. Get there early!

Visited July 2012
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california
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“Wonderful place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Lovely place to walk, parking gets full pretty quick. Nice area for kids to play. Good place for a picnic

Visited May 2013
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