Wilderness is located a few miles east of Fremont
or northeast of Milpitas off of Calaveras Blvd.
This park is one of the northernmost parks in the
Hamilton range. Formerly a ranch, much of the flavor
of the Old West can be experienced here. There are
many things to do at this East
Bay Regional Park. Hiking, picnicking, mountain
biking, taking a dip in the creek, and camping are
all activities you might find yourself doing here.
You can even hire a horse for a guided tour as this
group to the left has done.
To get the park, take 680 (north of Fremont)
to the Calaveras exit south. Turn on Geary road which
dead ends in the park. You can also hike over from Fremont's
Mission Peak Regional Park. In fact, there are a series
of parks and public lands from Mission Peak to Del Valle
Park that form a continuous almost 30 mile trail. One
could go on a backpacking trip for several days, starting
the trip by taking BART and a short bus ride to Mission
Peak. If a project like this interests you, the following
links will be useful (in the order listed): BART,
Transit (take bus 218
from Fremont BART), Ohlone
(trailhead is by the lake up the hill in back of campus),
Here is a basic map
of the park which should be useful for mountain biking.
(Only the trails where mountain bikes are allowed are
shown on this map.) East Bay Regional Parks has a pdf
map for Sunol Park. Here is map
I created with Topo! that should be useful for hiking
and horseback riding. This map is a lot bigger and slower
to download, though. If you have Topo! SF Bay
Area, the topographical mapping software from
Geographic Maps, you may use these files
for waypoints, and
and save to disk).
more information check the East
Bay Regional Park website
or call: (510) 636-1684