East Bay Regional Park District – What to do Around Cattle


Cattle grazing has been part of the ecosystem in the East Bay hills since the 1800s and part of the East Bay’s ecosystem for many tens of thousands of years. Grazing cattle play an important role in reducing wildfire risks and maintaining a healthy ecosystem for native plants and wildlife.

If you see cattle in the parks:

  • Keep dogs on leash in areas where cattle are present.
  • Give cattle distance. If cattle are blocking the trail, approach slowly, speak normally, and allow them to move away. If necessary, go off-trail to pass.
  • Do not try to get close, touch, or pet them.
  • Close pedestrian gates behind you and never cut or alter fencing.

To report an incident involving aggressive cattle or a trail accident call 510-881-1833 or submit an online Park Watch Report.

About Kevin

Manager of Mainframe Operations and Optimization – USS-UPI, Co-Founder and Board Member - Friends of Oakley A Community Foundation, Trustee RD 2137, Advisory Board – Opportunity Junction
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