Loosely organized to paint Dublin and the surrounding areas with a few side trips to exotic destinations, such as Santa Cruz, Pacific Grove, and Sonoma. Feel free to join me! I try to make the local spots accessible by car or bike.
Finding the beauty between track houses and strip malls.
Park behind the Dublin Library and take the path west towards the Canal. Turn left. Two spots I primarily paint at: right at the corner on the outside curve (so cyclists can see me!) and south on the other side of the overpass; just across from the Bay Club.
Warning it is very noisy here (traffic).
Set up your easel just right and you can have views with a burbling creek, Oak covered hills, and NO HOUSES. Easy to park on Amador Valley Road at the trail head.
At the edge of Suburbia, nestled behind the horse stables, is a small trail and bridge that offers views of the San Ramon foothills, the satellite dish, and more. You can park at the Tassajara Creek Park or on the street at the end of Hillbrook Place.
Best back trails! Follow the canal and you will see amazing things.
A small strip of park nestled in a housing complex. The spot along the Arroyo Mocho trail is perfect for catching small waterfalls, reeds, herons & egrets, and more.
I have always biked here, looks like driving in from Santa Rita Road is best: here it is on Google.
Close to the Alameda County Fairgrounds and downtown, seen (just barely) from 680, is a wonderful spot where two waterways join, surrounded by live oaks (and freeways). Turns out there is a path from the neighborhood homes for those coming by car.
Not sure of parking options, but the path is close to the trail!
Notably known for wealthiest average income per household, but what about the scenery?
Hardest part is finding one of the 2 parking lots. Excellent views and easy access.
It is off Windemere Road in San Ramon, over looking Dublin.
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