Sobrante Ridge

Sobrante Ridge
City: Pinole

Sunday, October 17, 2004 @ 9:00 AM

Event Notes:

I have not done this trail before, so lets hope it's a good one, it ceratinly sounds nice. I have spoken with the rangers and the have verified time and directions.

Attention: This park may be closed down if the fire levels remain at "high-extreme" through the weekend. The park and trail closure hotline is (510) 544-2222. Please check the hotline after 4pm on Saturday, as we may not be able to update everyone via email. If the park is closed, then the hike will be postponed.

Cross your fingers.

Thanks, LeAnne

Contact: LeAnne Solano
Cell Phone: (925)

Trail Notes:

The 277 acre oak/bay parkland preserved the habitat of the rare Alameda manzanita as well as other indigineous plant and animal species. The trailhead is a 2 1/2 mile trail system that leads to ridgetop vistas of Mt. Diablo, Mt. Tam, San Pablo and Richmond Bays. We will hike the Sobrate ridge trail from 300 ft to 600 ft in 1/2 mile and top out at 832ft. Once at 832ft we will do the Manzanita and Heavenly Ridge Trail and loop trail through manzanita groves. Then we will continue along the ridge to the end of the Sobrante Ridge Trail, at which point we will turn around. The hike will take approximately 2-3 hours.

Directions to Trailhead:

From Hwy 24 take the Orinda exit heading towards Orinda Village and JFK University. The exit will put you onto Camino Pablo (the main throughfare through Orinda). Stay on Camino Pablo which will turn into San Pablo Dam Road. After you pass by the EB MUDD Rec. Area you will start looking for you right hand turn onto Castro Ranch Road. Take a left onto Conestoga Way. When on Conestoga Way there will be an immediate left turn onto a dead end street that will lead you to the trailhead. There are several mailboxes next to the trailhead. If Conestoga Way ends into Carriage Drive, you have gone too far.

The trailhead information on this page was last updated Wednesday, October 13, 2004.