Finley Rd Entrance

Finley Rd Entrance
City: Blackhawk
Park: Morgan Territory Regional Preserve

Sunday, October 19, 2008 @ 9:30 AM

Event Notes:

Yes, we lead difficult hikes and this is one of them. It is the Riggs Canyon loop. 7 miles and 2,000 feet of elevation gain in 2 miles. The elevation gain in a mile section is very steep. Do not attempt this if you are not capable of hiking steep slopes. Please ignore the trail notes. We are hiking north, not south. Next time I will submit a new hike. The directions to the site are accurate.

Contact: Andrew Kincaid
Cell Phone: (925)

Trail Notes:

Explore this wilderness area located in the remote hills between Mt Diablo St Pk & Morgan Territory Regional Park. Access is via Finley Rd trailhead (east of Blackhawk). For seasoned hikers only, please! Not a beginner hike. Approximately 8 miles total distance, with moderate elevation gain and a moderate to brisk pace. Bring plenty of water and snacks. No water or facilities available.

Directions to Trailhead:

Exit I-680 at Diablo Rd in Danville and go EAST towards Mt Diablo (away from downtown Danville...that would be LEFT from Southbound I-680 or RIGHT from Northbound I-680. Go EAST under freeway about ½ mi to "Y" in road. Take Right onto Camino Tassajara Rd. Stay on Camino Tassajara by turning LEFT at intersection with Sycamore Valley Rd. Follow Camino Tassajara east about 7 miles past Blackhawk and other housing developments. When you pass school on left, will become open space. Watch for Finley Rd & turn LEFT. Follow road about 2 miles & park alongside road. No parking within last ½ mile! If you see no parking signs, you have gone too far.

The trailhead information on this page was last updated Wednesday, September 13, 2006.