City: Orinda Park: EBMUD
This is a difficult hike with a dangerous Road crossing. Make sure you can and do want to do it. If you are unsure, please contact me and we will figure it out. The Road crossing is safe, but you have to do it my way. Restroom at Briones and Inspiration, but no water. Bring lots of fluids. No dogs. You need to bring your EBMUD hiking permit. Each permitted hiker can have 3 guests, so that is not a show stopper if you don't have one. Please bring your camera and send me your best picture.Contact: Andrew Kincaid
From highway 24 westbound take the Orinda exit.
Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Orinda Village/Richmond and merge onto Camino Pablo.
Continue on Camino Pablo for 2.2 miles to Bear Creek Road.
From highway 24 eastbound take the exit toward Moraga. Turn left onto Camino Pablo and continue for 2.3 miles to Bear Creek Road.
At Bear Creek Road (traffic signal) turn right and drive 1.4 miles to the Briones Overlook staging area on the left. It is very near the top of a big hill. Easy to miss, so drive slow. Big parking lot, small entrance.