Macedo Ranch to Castlerock

City: Alamo

Sunday, May 24, 2009 @ 9:30 AM

Event Notes:

Note that parking fee at Macedo Ranch is now $5 with exact change needed. No dogs allowed in Mount Diablo State Park.

Contact: Howard   
Email: [email protected]
Cell Phone: (925) 548-8783

Trail Notes:

This is an easy hike, with less than 500' of elevation gain. We will hike from Macedo Ranch in Alamo to Castlerock in Walnut Creek. Distance is about 5 miles. Water, restrooms, and picnic tables at both sites. This will be a loop hike. We will go via Little Yosemite and Stage Rd. We will return via Briones Mt. Diablo. Bring snacks. $3 parking fee at Macedo. Bring exact change.

Directions to Trailhead:

If you are coming from the Concord area, take 680S to the Stone Valley exit going east. About 2+ miles to Green Valley Road (stop sign). Left on GVR ~ 1 mile to the staging area (end of the road). Flush toilets at the staging area.

From the south, take 680N to Diablo Rd going east. About a mile until it intersects with El Cerro (traffic light). Right 1/2 mile to Green Valley Rd. (traffic light). Left on GVR ~ 1 mile to the staging area.

Bring the exact change ($3) for the parking fee.

TrailHead Parking Fee: $3

The trailhead information on this page was last updated Wednesday, October 11, 2006.