City: Orinda/Lafayette Park: Briones Reservoir
See Trail Notes for a description of the hike. Mostly shaded on the Bear Creek Trail and not much elevation gain. Please arrive early for EBMUD sign in. There are toilets but no water at the Overlook staging area. No dogs are allowed on this trail.Contact: Howard
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.