Lafayette Ridge Trail

Lafayette Ridge Trail
City: Lafayette
Park: Briones Regional Park
Alternate URL: Click Here

Sunday, May 09, 2004 @ 10:00 AM

Event Notes:

Rain cancels.

Contact: John Bondon
Cell Phone: (925) 457-7717

Trail Notes:

The first part of this hike is probably the toughest, ascending from the parking lot to the ridge itself. After that it is a lot of rolling up and down, some steep parts, but generally a moderate hike. This is a great hike if you're goal is to get your heart rate up! Dogs are permitted on this trail.

From the parking lot/staging area, follow the Lafayette Ridge Trail to the end until you encounter the intersection of the Mariposa and Briones Crest Trails. 2.99 miles one way; 5.98 round trip.

Directions to Trailhead:

From Berkeley, take Hwy 24 East towards Walnut Creek. Before you reach 680, exit at Pleasant Hill Road North in Lafayette.

From Concord or Pittsburg/Antioch, take Hwy 4 West to Hwy 680 South to Hwy 24 West. First exit once you get onto Hwy 24 should be Pleasant Hill Road. Exit Pleasant Hill Road - North.

From Pleasanton/San Ramon, take highway 680 North to highway 24 West. Exit at Pleasant Hill Road North in Lafayette.

Proceed north on Pleasant Hill Road past the gas station (on right) and Acalanes High School (also on right side). At Springhill Road (stoplight) make a U-turn and then your very next right into the parking lot for the Briones Park trailhead.

TrailHead Parking Fee: no charge

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The trailhead information on this page was last updated Monday, April 04, 2005.