Dublin Hills Regional Park covers 654 acres (2.650,000 m2) in Alameda County, California, west of Dublin City. It is part of the District of East Bay Regional Park (EBRPD). The park is accessible from the Donlon Hill Staging area on Dublin Boulevard, near Dublin, California.

According to the Dublin Hills Regional Park map, some of the grasslands in Dublin Hills Regional Park have not been affected by man since the 1800s. Much of the Dublin Hills area, such as Vargas Plateau, was originally a ranchland.

The park covered 520 acres at its opening in July 2010. EBRPD purchased approximately 400 acres of land for $2.3 million, while developers contributed 120 acres. In September 2015, EBRPD announced that it had purchased 362 acres of land on the northern boundary of Dublin Hills Park owned by the Wiedemann Ranch. This parcel would become part of the Bishop Ranch Open Space Reserve and would link the Bishop Ranch Reserve to Dublin Hills Park.

Dublin Hills Regional Park is largely undeveloped and mainly serves as a wildlife habitat. There are several trails in the park that serve hikers, bikers and equestrians. However, there are no reserved campsites or picnic sites. The most significant geographic feature of the park is the ridge, which begins at Donlon Point, on the southern boundary of the park, and runs north to Wiedeman Hill, which lies outside the northern boundary. The ridge acts as an open-air corridor through the park, even though it is interspersed with steep canyons.

The Park’s trails, including the Calaveras Ridge Regional Trail, provide local access and offer excellent views for hikers, bikers and horseback riders. The Calaveras Ridge Trail starts near the Schaefer Ranch and soon takes you to grassland areas largely untouched since the 1800s.

Dublin Hills has several small valleys and swales that collect and drain seasonally into Palomares Creek and Dublin Creek, located south of I-580. Several streams and springs maintain seasonal flow through the steep drainage of the park. Most of these streams begin in open grassland and drain into dense, lively, coastal oak and California Bay woodland.

Cooper’s hawks, a state species of special concern, reside in the area, as do redtailed hawks, northern harriers, white-tailed kites, California horned larks, loggerhead shrikes, and big-horned owls. The Golden Eagle, a state species of special concern as well as a fully protected species, uses the Dublin Hills grasslands for hunting. Dublin Hills wetland habitats include ponds, seasonal drainage and perennial seeds that can be used as a source of food or water for a variety of wildlife, such as coyotes, eagles, deer and occasional migratory shorebirds. Ponds are likely to support amphibians commonly found in areas such as California Newt, Tiger Salamander, Pacific Tree Frog, and potentially California Red-legged Frog, a federally endangered species, and state species of concern. A few species of ducks are known to use ponds in the park during the winter season. A number of seasonal streams and springs in Dublin Hills provide an important source of water for wildlife and provide additional habitat for amphibians.

This amazing landmark is just one of the many must-see sights you don’t want to miss in Dublin, California:

  • Emerald Glen Park
  • Hacienda Crossings Shopping Center
  • The Shops at Waterford
  • Fallon Sports Park
  • Green’s Store 
  • Old St. Raymond’s Church  
  • Wallis Ranch
  • Tassajara Hills
  • Tralee Village

All of these wonderful landmarks are located just a short distance from our location located at 6400 Village Pkwy #101 in Dublin, California! Stop by for a visit anytime!