Estudillo Ave and Sylvan Cir, San Leandro, CA – Get Directions
Trailhead to Chabot Dam with Swings and Slide
I am always looking for short, rewarding hiking trails with playground equipment nearby. Chabot Park has some old swings and old metal slide for the kids to play on after the hike to the Chabot Dam.
The hike to the dam is uphill - but not too steep for preschoolers. The hike is just over a mile round trip - perfect length for my kids. We enjoyed spotting windflowers and lizards on our way up the trail. It is a paved bike path - way too steep for small children to bike though.
The dam itself is not impressive. But the view is nice. There is a chain link fence obscuring the view.
My kids really enjoyed playing on the swings here.