Time Out / OUTDOORS
ENJOY THE AREA’S RUSTIC
BEAUTY ON TWO WHEELS.
IRON HORSE REGIONAL TRAIL
The 20-foot-wide paved trail is a flat,
easy ride that goes through Danville,
Dublin and Pleasanton. Great for
a leisurely trip, the route connects
directly to the Dublin/Pleasanton
DEL VALLE REGIONAL PARK
For spectacular lakeside vistas and
trails of varying difficulty, head to
Del Valle Regional Park. Try the outand
back ride along the east side of
the lake for a route with challenging
climbs and exhilarating dips.
MOUNT DIABLO STATE PARK
For off-road enthusiasts, Mount
Diablo State Park offers a handful
of mountain biking trails, featuring
steep hills, thrilling descents and
the Diablo sunflower—a rare indigenous
plant. Make sure to visit Rock
City and the wind caves!
Check out visittrivalley.com for
self-guided bike routes and information
on bike rentals.
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GET YOUR GAME ON AT A DISTINCTIVE TRI-VALLEY GOLF COURSE.
If you are looking for a round with a view, it’s hard to beat The Course at
Wente Vineyards. Grapevines and oak-dotted hills flank the only Greg
Norman–designed course in Northern California, where golfers encounter
plenty of challenges and thrills. Overlooking the tricky 18th hole, The Grill
offers a casual menu and full bar. wentevineyards.com/course
For more great risk/reward play, head to the back nine at Pleasanton’s
Callippe Preserve Golf Course. The greens are complex—for example, the
fairway at hole 10 is bisected by a wide, dry ravine—so be sure to reward
yourself with a visit to the Vista Restaurant, which offers sandwiches, burgers
and a view of the surrounding nature preserve. playcallippe.com
Rees Jones designed the gorgeous Poppy Ridge on 3,000 acres in Livermore,
with three nine-hole courses that demand the best from players.
Afterward, take in the scenery over a meal at The Grill. poppyridgegolf.com
The nine-hole course at Pleasanton Golf Center, at the Alameda County
Fairgrounds, is suited to all abilities and budgets. Perfect your swing at the
facility’s driving range and recharge at the clubhouse, which serves salads,
sandwiches and beer. pleasantongolfcenter.com
With nine- and 18-hole courses, Las Positas Golf Course in Livermore offers
both challenge and fun. Its signature hole nine is a dogleg left par 4 measuring
427 yards. Raise a glass after the game at the course’s lively Beeb’s
Sports Bar & Grill, where kids eat free after 5 p.m. laspositasgolfcourse.com
With lots of par 3s, Dublin Ranch Golf Course is a short course that is
long on interest, offering a few surprises as well as great wraparound views.
At the course’s new Hilltop Restaurant, try the Birdie, a grilled chicken
sandwich with bacon, onions and Monterey Jack. dublinranchgolf.com