City: Walnut Creek Park: Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area
This is a fairly easy hike but still a good work out to prepare for those July 4th BBQs. We will go out and back about 8 miles roundtrip...maybe more if people are game. Bathrooms are about 1/4 mile from the parking lot near the park. We will go through the Castle Rock park and take the trail over the streams up towards the BBQ Terrace Trail. Hike is 50% sun. Because Castle Rock is a very popular park for BBQs, please arrive early to secure parking as it is limited. Carpools are encouraged. We will start hiking at 8:30 sharp!Contact: Diane Erbeznik
From Walnut Creek, head east towards Concord on Ygnacio Valley Road. Turn RIGHT onto Oak Grove Road.
From Concord, venture on Ygnacio Valley Road westbound down the hill into Walnut Creek. Turn LEFT onto Oak Grove Road.
OAK GROVE ROAD becomes CASTLE ROCK ROAD at turn-about (at Walnut Avenue). Proceed Straight thru turnabout onto Castle Rock Road. Go past Northgate High School. Continue to the end. Park in the dirt, near entrance to Castle Rock Park. On busy days when trailhead parking spaces are full, additional parking is available in the dirt overflow parking area on the right side, approximately 0.3 miles prior to reaching the end of the road.
GPS Address: 1700 Castle Rock Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598