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Unincorporated Five Canyons

Tucked within beautiful rolling hills and a natural rural setting, this special unicorporated community connects to I-580 and the greater Bay Area and its cultural amenities, via nearby BART and AC Transit.


The seclusion of this area might appeal best to the nature enthusiast, however the support system of a major city like Hayward is actually very near if cultural necessities are desired. There is a seemingly endless variety of hiking trails maintained by East Bay Regional Park District and horse trails that lead through beautiful forests and countryside. Check out the nearby Castro Valley Farmers Market every Saturday morning, 9–1pm, May – October, at the BART station parking lot, Redwood Road at Norbridge.


Castro Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) is a public preschool through adult organization, dedicated to providing all students with excellent programs that instill a passion for life-long learning while preparing them for the challenges of tomorrow. The CVUSD aims to enhance students’ self-esteem, help them discover and maximize their individual potential, and guide them to appreciate, respect, and accept human diversity. Castro Valley Unified School District has two high schools, two middle schools, and nine elementary schools.

Parks and Recreation

Five Canyons Open Space in Castro Valley has more than 300 acres of open space and five miles of trails, including a vital segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail, a nine-county ridgeline trail circling the San Francisco Bay Region. This multi-use trail segment makes connections to the north through Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area and beyond, and to the west to Don Castro Regional Recreation Area, providing connections to two local schools. Several miles of internal “loop trails” offer opportunities to appreciate natural open space complete with shady canyons, scenic ridgelines, and wildlife, while providing a connection to Hayward Area Recreation District parks and Don Castro Regional Park.