Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area is a local East Bay Park located in Fremont, California. In all my years of living near by we have never visited this park! I've seen it hundreds of times, driving by it and seeing it from above on BART (the train) but once again the 2013 Trails Challenge brought us to a nice little park. If you would like to read about our other 2013 Trails Challenge hikes please click here!
Quarry Lakes is a very family friend recreation area, activities including hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, picnicking, boating, dog walking as well as hosting many organized walks and running events! Quarry Lakes is located near the Niles District near the border of Fremont and Union City surrounded by a residential area, there is a $5 parking fee.
Our 2.5 mile hike started on Old Creek Trail (about 1 mile) near the Boat Launch parking lot, the trail is just a gravel path wide enough for bikes, walkers and hikers. There are lots of benches around the lakes to take breaks! As parents we've recently decided that our son will no longer be carry on our hikes since he's weighing 40 lbs or more and our backs can't take it anymore, so our hikes have significantly been shorten and have very little elevation. Long story short Quarry Lakes is a great place to for my son to hike!
Along Old Creek Trail we saw Canadian Geese!
We skipped rocks!
And most importantly played in the dirt! My Dirt Angel Girl!
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