The Best Hikes near Modesto

Kristen Baca at Little Yosemite Area
Mission Peak Regional Preserve, Fremont, CaliforniaMission Peak Regional PreserveFremont, CaliforniaHike up Mission Peak for a panoramic view of the South Bay and East Bay. It's a popular trail, without a lot of cover, so go in the morning or...Montebello Open Space Preserve, Los Gatos, CaliforniaMontebello Open Space PreserveLos Gatos, CaliforniaCombination of forest and chaparral, a beautiful place to hike. Down into a ravine, through woods (look for banana slugs) and back up the hill...Yosemite National Park, Mariposa, CaliforniaYosemite National ParkMariposa, CaliforniaView from the 4 mile hike. This hike is well worth the grueling switchbacks. We took a bus to the top and hiked one way down. Best views we had the...Joseph D. Grant County Park, Santa Clara County, CaliforniaJoseph D. Grant County ParkSanta Clara County, CaliforniaHiking in the hills of Grant Ranch hidden between the hills of East San Jose and Mt. Hamilton where Lick Observatory sits. The park offers miles of...Alviso Marina County Park, San Jose, CaliforniaAlviso Marina County ParkSan Jose, CaliforniaA fond farewell to the setting sun.Mission Peak, Fremont, CaliforniaMission PeakFremont, CaliforniaView from the top of mission peak. Approx. 3000+ feet up. #hikeSveadal, CaliforniaSveadalCaliforniaHidden little Bay Area gem off the 101 near Morgan Hill. Uvas Canyon County Park is a secluded area away from the bustle of the city where you can...Rock city diablo, Alamo, CaliforniaRock city diabloAlamo, CaliforniaWind caves in Rock City at Mt. Diablo. The whole of Mt. Diablo is an excellent place to spend the day, exploring, hiking, biking, or just having a...Mission Peak Regional Preserve, Fremont, CaliforniaMission Peak Regional PreserveFremont, CaliforniaGreat hiking place, especially in April when all the grass is still green. Several trails and an amazing view from the top.Alviso Marina County Park, San Jose, CaliforniaAlviso Marina County ParkSan Jose, CaliforniaWalk the plank, young scallywag!Alum Rock Park, Santa Clara County, CaliforniaAlum Rock ParkSanta Clara County, CaliforniaView from atop Eagle Rock, overlooking the parking lot. #hikeOhlone Regional Wilderness, Alameda County, CaliforniaOhlone Regional WildernessAlameda County, CaliforniaAn out and back ridge trail that can be started from the trailhead in Del Valle. Nice views of the ridge and Mt. Diablo in the distance and a lot...Little Yosemite Area, Alameda County, CaliforniaLittle Yosemite AreaAlameda County, CaliforniaGreat place to come hike when I'm in need of a Yosemite fix and I can't make it up there. #hike #sanfrancisco #eastbay #spring #californiaCalifornia yosemite, Tracy, CaliforniaCalifornia yosemiteTracy, CaliforniaHike to north dome for a view of the half dome. Beware of bears and mountain lions. #hikingQuarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area, Fremont, CaliforniaQuarry Lakes Regional Recreation AreaFremont, CaliforniaA wonderful little area in the East Bay for little hiking, jogging, and a family-friendly atmosphere.Natural Bridge, Calaveras County, CaliforniaNatural BridgeCalaveras County, CaliforniaThe backside of the caves, much prettier than the front side, a short hike away.Mt Diablo, Contra Costa County, CaliforniaMt DiabloContra Costa County, CaliforniaTaken from a campsite on Mt.Diablo. Probably one of the best camping trips I've been on so far. Beautiful sceneries, wonderful hiking spots, an...Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve, Santa Clara County, CaliforniaSierra Vista Open Space PreserveSanta Clara County, CaliforniaCrazy skies:)Mission Peak Regional Preserve, Sunol, CaliforniaMission Peak Regional PreserveSunol, CaliforniaIntense hike with a beautiful sunset view.Sunol Regional Wilderness, Alameda County, CaliforniaSunol Regional WildernessAlameda County, CaliforniaSaw lots of birds and ground squirrels! Just as we were leaving we spied three or four deer running between the trees, but I couldn't get my camera...
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