City: Moraga/Canyon Park: EBMUD
The Valle Vista staging area is located between the cities of Moraga and Canyon on Moraga Road. This hike is approximately 6 miles and is fairly easy for experienced hikers. However, there is a steep climb from mile 4 to mile 5 that is very tough. I would advise people to not attempt this hike unless they have hiked before and feel comfortable with their ability to handle hills, distance and heat. Bring plenty of water and a snack that you can eat while hiking as there really isn't any place to stop. There is limited parking, so come early as I am leaving right at 8:30. Port-a-potty in the parking lot. EBMUD permit required. Because of the permit requirements and limited parking, I'm offering a carpool option at Trader Joe's in Concord (Concord Avenue/John Glenn Drive).Contact: Diane Erbeznik
From Walnut Creek, take 24 to the Central Lafayette exit and make the first 2 immediate right turns off of 24. Make a right on Mt. Diablo Blvd. and a left on Moraga Road. Follow Moraga Road all the way to the Valle Vista Staging Area (about 5 miles). The staging area will be on the left.