City: Pinole Park: EBRPD
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.
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.