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Lafayette Reservoir

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3849 Mount Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA
+1 925-284-9669
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Perfect for Senior/Disabled Walks

One of the few places that control/post the days/times when bikes & scooters are allowed so... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
jn1137
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Lafayette, California
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Serenity

It always refreshes my mind and revitalize my body walking the reservoir. It's an easy walk with... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Josephine C
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Travellers talk about
“rim trail” (35 reviews)
“boat rentals” (9 reviews)
“lower trail” (8 reviews)
LOCATION
3849 Mount Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA
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+1 925-284-9669
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"rim trail"
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"boat rentals"
in 9 reviews
"lower trail"
in 8 reviews
"great place for a walk"
in 7 reviews
"great playground"
in 4 reviews
"east bay"
in 8 reviews
"annual parking pass"
in 3 reviews
"bring quarters"
in 3 reviews
"wild turkeys"
in 5 reviews
"nature walk"
in 3 reviews
"fishing license"
in 3 reviews
"paid parking"
in 5 reviews
"poison oak"
in 3 reviews
"nice walk"
in 9 reviews
"bird watching"
in 3 reviews
"mile hike"
in 4 reviews
"bart station"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of the few places that control/post the days/times when bikes & scooters are allowed so seniors and disabled can enjoy a walk (or wheelchair ride) on a paved surface through nature without fear of being run over. The park staff enforce these rules. If...More

Thank jn1137
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It always refreshes my mind and revitalize my body walking the reservoir. It's an easy walk with some elevation. Awesome views and generally a world away in a heart beat.

Thank Josephine C
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Scenic two and half mile paved walk around the reservoir. Also has more ambitious unpaved trails leading off of it.

Thank Scott S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for a walk, trail is almost 3 mi around the lake. There is also a ridge trail which is a little more strenuous .

Thank mjw445
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here over Memorial Day weekend with my husband to take a walk at The Lafayette Reservoir. We were pleasantly surprised that it wasn't crowded during our visit. We loved seeing nature during our walk (turkeys, geese, squirrels, various birds, etc) on paved pathways. There...More

Thank LisaandRod93013
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

You can "power walk" around the reservoir, have a picnic with family and friends, and there is a playground for children.That's fine and thousands do. But, it could be much more. The reservoir discourages and prohibits music in the park, except for a very few...More

2  Thank bmac1260
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Went to Lafayette reservoir on a day trip with my wife and daughters. The walking path around the reservoir is a very nice walk. The reservoir itself is a gem in a hidden location of Lafayette. Next time I am up here I will definitely...More

Thank Gilamonsterb
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

It's hard to believe that a reservoir can offer so much. Whether you bike, run or walk the 4+ miles around the reservoir offer spectacular scenery - although a bit crowded on the weekends. There's a great playground for the children, beautiful places to picnic,...More

1  Thank 5familytravelers6030
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

I have been going here for about 20 years. Quite beautiful!. Wild and forested. Hilly-and dale-y, in many areas. The most obvious draw is the walking-running trail around the lake-fairly flat. It's about 10-ft wide and paved, about 3 miles around. Then there's an upper...More

Thank Heather C
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

The paved lower trail is great for wet weather. Leave the upper trail for dry times as is becomes difficult when wet.

Thank Franciscarr
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rarebare77
16 April 2018|
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Response from reise-tanta-di | Reviewed this property |
If you are not a member of the park you can use the parking meters. I think it cost about $1.50 for an hour, maybe less. The park is very safe. You can walk on the paved part around the lake. It is a popular hike and there... More
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amandacure
9 October 2017|
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TheBigOtis
14 April 2017|
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Response from Heather C | Reviewed this property |
I have never seen any catered events there--all picnic & BBQ's. BIg picnics, like school picnics or company picnics do bring in pre-prepared food, but I have always seen those containers brought in by someone involved in... More
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