Hidden Lakes Park
Morello Ave & Chilpancingo Pkwy, Martinez, CA 94553
Hidden Lakes Park has a 26-acre land on Chilpancingo Parkway, Morello Lane. The place has a basketball court, two ballfields, multi-use area, sand volleyball court, jogging track, concession house, toilet, two play areas, routes to and from Secret Valley Park and the shore, and a wide parking lot.
It has a walking / running track, a football field, a baseball field, a playground, a basketball court, etc. They have adult soccer teams that still compete on the field, as well as games for girls. There are several different trails, and for a nice workout and an unforgettable view, you can climb up the hillside. In the center of it, there is a lake and a fountain that is cool.
Take the trail behind the soccer field to get to the lake. There are several roads, but after about ten minutes, Lake Will is on your left. A lot of green algae, but as you go along, it gets better. You can find more flatlands / benches / people fishing on the other side when you can see the waterfall.
Many people are out fishing in the lake, where the fountain of water is situated. The water fountain is actually one of the key reasons why a lot of people wanted to go hiking in this specific park.
If you're only hiking for fun or an extreme workout, the hills are perfect for people who enjoy hiking. There are several hills, some of which are steeper than others.
You can either take the Cardiac Climb straight up to the park's highest point and see Mt. Diablo and beyond the Bay if you are up for a nature hiking experience. You can see lovely butterflies, lady bugs, hear wrens chirping, and maybe hear a snake or rodent battling in the bushes if you decide on a leisurely afternoon hike down to the 'hidden lakes'.
This is the perfect place to have a birthday party for your child, or bring your family for a picnic, take the dog for a stroll, or get some regular exercise like I'm trying to do. There are always families around Hidden Valley / Lakes and dog owners out and about, so it always feels really safe. It's most beautiful when the winter / spring grass is lush, but at any time of year it's still a peaceful and rejuvenating location.
Fishing- In order to fish in the lake, a fishing license is required. It is possible to buy a fishing license online at www.wildlife.ca.gov / licensing / online-sale or at any Walmart. The playgrounds were closed off, but the monkey bars were used by a few guys as their work-out field. There was a soccer field, too, where a couple of guys were playing. This is a nice place as a park, hike, quiet place. I'm not from the area but it looks like there are plenty of trails.
There are two baseball fields on the far side of the park (maybe the Hidden Lakes side?), a basketball court, a sand volleyball pit and a turf soccer field! There are picnic areas on both sides, but along Center Ave, the side I 'm calling Secret Valley Park has a larger playground with more play structures and much larger picnic areas, both reserved spots and unreserved picnic areas, completely fitted with easy hand crank grills on massive barbecues.
This amazing landmark in Martinez, California is located near some other must-see places of interest:
- John Muir House
- John Muir National Historic Site
- Martinez Gun Club
- Radke Martinez Regional Shoreline Park
- Mount Wanda
- Waterfront Park
- Rankin Park
- Suisun Bay
All of these wonderful landmarks are located just a short distance from our location at 1261 Locust Street in Walnut Creek California! Stop by for a visit anytime!