Dinosaur Hill Park

Lafayette, CA, Dinosaur Hill Park Path, Lafayette, CA 94549


This park is hidden around the bend of Taylor Boulevard, referred to by locals as Dino Hill. It features 13 acres of open space to explore, hike around and enjoy beautiful views of the eastern bay and Mt. Diablo. The park is only accessible on Taylor's northbound side, with a small car park connecting to its two trails. The park is a popular spot to watch sunsets or 4th of July fireworks, and a notorious haven to hang out for high schoolers. There is, as rumor has it, a nearby abandoned house to explore on spooky nights.

This is probably one of the strangest parks that most people have visited. It is probably because most visitors don’t really view it as a "park". At any given time, you will probably find graffiti sprayed on the ground and rocks, beer bottles, cigarettes, and sometimes even broken glass.

The trails here are quite short and you can do it quickly. This place ironically will provide you a sense of solace when you’re feeling so blue. You can say what you want about the upkeep, but this park has some of the most amazing views of the East Bay. In the summertime, try to come here just to take in the beautiful views of Mount Diablo.The 4th of July fireworks here is simply amazing.

Most people living nearby the park often hop in their car and drive to this park. The parking lot in Dino Hill is small and has maybe about 8 parking spots maximum, but it is almost never full. People don't stay here for a long time, so there usually are always a few parking spots available.

There's no way you can get it less than five stars because it's perfect. You can have a walk here with your dog and just relax. And it's still just as nice as it ever was. 40 years ago there weren't as many houses around it but it's still pretty much the same. Best view in this area for sure unless you go up on top of Mount Diablo. So enjoy Dinosaur Hill Park because it's a great place to have a picnic or just enjoy the sites for a bit. Either way you will enjoy it.

This amazing landmark in Pleasant Hill, California is located near some other must-see places of interest:

  • Pleasant Hill Library
  • Diablo Valley College
  • John F. Kennedy University
  • Paul Mitchell the School
  • Brookwood Park
  • Rodgers-Smith Park
  • Paso Nogal Park
  • Pleasant Hill Aquatic Park

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!

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