Moraga Rd to Lower Rim

City: Moraga
Park: Lafayette Reservoir

Sunday, October 05, 2008 @ 9:00 AM

Event Notes:

This hike is an easy alternative to the main hike. It is not competition. We are trying to attract more hikers. The Trail Notes are accurate.

Contact: Andrew Kincaid
Cell Phone: (925)


Trail Notes:

This is a relatively easy 4 mile hike. Total elevation gain of about 600 ft. We hike up to the Upper Rim and quickly descend to the Lower Rim's paved trail. A decent amount of shade and services along the way. After hiking around the Reservoir, we do have to ascend to the Upper Rim and then it's downhill to parking.


Directions to Trailhead:

From Walnut Creek, follow Hwy 24 Westbound, take the Central Lafayette / Moraga exit. Follow the signs toward First Street / Central District / Moraga. (Right turn onto 1st.). At stoplight, make a RIGHT turn onto Mount Diablo Blvd. Immediately merge into the LEFT LANE, and make a LEFT TURN onto Moraga Rd. Merge into the RIGHT LANE and continue STRAIGHT at the light (right lane) on Moraga Rd.

From Orinda/Berkeley, follow Hwy 24 Eastbound, take the OAK HILL ROAD exit toward CENTRAL LAFAYETTE. Turn RIGHT onto OAK HILL RD, then immediate LEFT onto MT DIABLO BLVD, followed by a RIGHT onto MORAGA ROAD and continue STRAIGHT at the light (right lane) on Moraga Rd.

Approximately 2 miles down the road watch for the "Speed Checked By Radar" sign. Immediately following the Speed Check sign, make a RIGHT TURN onto Via Granada. Park curbside. Meet at the "Speed Limit 25" sign located across the street from 3763 Via Granada.

TrailHead Parking Fee: Free
Other Fees: none

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The trailhead information on this page was last updated Friday, October 03, 2008.