Podcast Tour of Los Vaqueros

  • Distance: 2 miles
  • Terrain: Moderate, with two small hills
  • Highlights: Hike among ponds, download our podcast from I Tunes (search for "Los Vaqueros Trail') or download from our page for your MP3 player to hear about the history and the animals of the area.
  • Trialhead: John Muir Interpretive Center
  • Recommendation: You can walk this trail any time of the year, though watch for cattle at the end of the walk.
  • Hike Review Date: June 14, 2012
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Download the tour onto your IPhone or borrow one of our free MP3 players and take this fun hike. The Contra Costa Water District’s Dave Huey and Mary Shea will tell you all about this fascinating area of the watershed; with its ponds, oak groves and links to people who lived here more than 10,000 years ago.

Start at the John Muir Interpretive Center's back porch looking over the dam. Then walk at your own pace and follow the blue and green flags on our tour. The trail is about two miles long, has three hills and is of moderate difficulty. For more detailed information please take a look at the Podcast Trail Map Brochure (PDF).

If you plan to go to Los Vaqueros and take the hike, download the podcast before you leave home. Cell phone reception at the watershed is not always reliable. 

On iTunes, search for ‘Los Vaqueros Trail’ and upload onto your iPhone or iPad.