Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)
This paved trail follows the East shore of Lake Chabot from the Bridge Walk, just after the intersection of Honker Bay Trail and Live Oak Trail (Chabot Lake Bicycle Loop). Temporary closure of the trail in February/March 2017 due to minor landslides and storm treefall is generally ignored by people and only mildly enforced by staff.
At its southernmost point, where the Marina provides boat rentals and personal kayak launch areas ( komoot.de/highlight/214352 ), the Trail turns north as West Shore Trail toward the dam.
Lake Chabot Reservoir was built in 1874-75 as a primary source of water for the East Bay. The 315-acre lake was closed to recreation for 91 years. Legislation passed in the 1960s opened the lake for controlled recreational uses. Currently, the lake serves as a standby emergency water supply, so swimming and any skin-contact with the water is prohibited. The 315-acre is stocked with trout and catfish. There are also bass, crappie, and other fish. A popular event is the annual spring fishing derby. There are several fishing piers in the park. Enjoy scenic walks on the 280-acre Fairmont Ridge or take the Lake Chabot History Walk. An all-new outdoor Fitness Zone has six interactive exercise machines set in a rain garden landscaped with native plants.
March 7, 2017
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