City: Clayton Park: Mt. Diablo State Park
Meet at the Regency Gate in Clayton at 9:00am. We'll hike up the Meridian Ridge Trail (think nice steep climb). I recommend trekking poles for this hike, since there's quite a bit of gravel on Meridian Ridge. We'll hike to Murchio Gap, from which we'll descend on Eagle Peak trail, traversing Eagle Peak on the way. This is a slightly longer hike -- it takes 4 - 4 1/2 hours, so you might also want to bring lunch or a snack. I estimate our mileage to be in the vicinity of 7 to 8 miles, approximately. To get to Regency Gate, take Clayton Road into the town of Clayton. You'll pass Mitchell Canyon Road and the Diablo View school. Regency Drive is a private residential street that dead-ends right before the gate. You'll turn right at the light. There's parking on the street, no charge.Contact: Helene Crowley
Take Clayton Road into the Town of Clayton. Pass Mitchell Canyon Rd on your right and Oakhurst and Diablo View School on your left. Regency Drive is a private residential street with a traffic light at its intersection. Turn right on Regency Drive and park at the end of the street. Regency Gate is just down the hill from the Dead End.