King Canyon Hike

King Canyon Hike
City: Moraga/Canyon
Park: EBMUD

Monday, May 26, 2008 @ 8:30 AM
CarPool meets @ 7:30 AM

Event Notes:

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
Email: [email protected]
Cell Phone: (925) 348-0014


Trail Notes:

This is about a 6 mile hike and for the most part, just gradual inclines (mostly gently rolling hills), although there is a pretty tough 1 mile climb between miles 4 and 5. A hiking permit is required for this trail.


Directions to Trailhead:

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.

TrailHead Parking Fee: none
Other Fees: Permits cost $3/day, $10/1yr, $20/3yrs, $30/5yrs


CarPool Directions to Trader Joe's:


Click Here for a Map to CarPool Meeting Spot


The trailhead information on this page was last updated Wednesday, May 02, 2007.