Ohlone Wilderness

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Ohlone Wilderness
Ohlone wilderness trail - panoramio.jpg
Scene on Ohlone Wilderness Trail, Courtesy Andy Xiang
April 26, 2016
LocationAlameda County, California
Nearest cityFremont, California
Area9,737 acres (39.40 km2)
Operated byEast Bay Regional Park System
Open1962

Ohlone Wilderness is a 9,737 acres (39.40 km2) regional park in the United States that is part of the East Bay Regional Parks (EBRPD) system. It is located in southern Alameda County, near the cities of Fremont, CA and Sunol, CA. It is located between Mission Peak (to its west) and Sunol Regional Wilderness (to its east).

A regional park is an area of land preserved on account of its natural beauty, historic interest, recreational use or other reason, and under the administration of a form of local government.

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East Bay Regional Park District

The East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) is a special district operating in Alameda County and Contra Costa County, California, within the East Bay area of the San Francisco Bay Area. It maintains and operates a system of regional parks which is the largest urban regional park district in the United States. The administrative office is located in Oakland.

The wilderness is accessible only via the 29 miles (47,000 m) long Ohlone Wilderness Trail, which connects Del Valle Regional Park (Livermore), Sunol Regional Wilderness (Sunol) and Mission Peak Regional Preserve (Fremont).

Del Valle Regional Park

Del Valle Regional Park is a part of the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) in an unincorporated region of Alameda County, California, 10 miles (16 km) south of the city of Livermore. The park covers 4,316 acres.

Sunol Regional Wilderness regional park

The Sunol Regional Wilderness is a regional park in Alameda County, the eastern San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California. It is located near the town of Sunol, south of Pleasanton and east of Fremont.

The wilderness can be traversed only on foot or on horseback. EBRPD states that trail bicycles and motor vehicles are not allowed. [1]

The Ohlone Wilderness Trail passes through two areas that belong to the San Francisco Water Department. Trail users are warned that they must remain within the trail boundaries in these areas. Otherwise, they may be cited and fined for trespassing on SFWD property and potentially jeopardize public use of the corridors. [1]

History

Sunol-Ohlone Regional Wilderness, the predecessor to both Sunol and Ohlone Wildernesses, was opened in 1962 with an area of 6,858 acres (27.75 km2) . [2] For generations, the land had been inhabited by Chochenyo Ohlone-speaking Taunans. The first white settlers, Patrick and Mary Ann Geary, started a homestead here in the 1860s. In 1895, their son, Maurice Geary, built the house and barn that later became the Interpretive Offices and the Green Barn Visitors Center. The property was acquired by Willis Brinker in 1939. [2]

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References

  1. 1 2 http://www.ebparks.org/parks/ohlone East Bay Regional Parks official site. Accessed April 17, 2017
  2. 1 2 "Sunol Regional Wilderness." Revised August, 2016. Accessed April 17, 2017.