City: Walnut Creek
Park: Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area
Sunday, August 16, 2009 @ 8:00 AM
An exploratory hike that I would classify as difficult due to mileage and elevation change. This hike should only be attempted by experienced hikers who can hike more than 13 miles and tolerate heat well because it is going to be a very warm day.
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This is an exploratory hike in that I'm not entirely sure of the mileage, but it is AT LEAST 15 MILES. Please only attempt this hike if you tolerate heat and distance well. In addition, there is a pretty steep climb up to BBQ Terrace - between 1000-1200 feet. We will start at Castle Rock park and go through the picnic area to the open space. We'll follow Old Stage Road to BBQ Terrace and then return via Wall Point Road back to Old Stage Road. Plan on at least 5 hours. We'll take a 15 minute break at BBQ Terrace for a snack and restroom breaks. Bring plenty of water. Hiking poles are recommended as are walkie talkies, GPS devices, and anything else you need to keep you safe.
Directions to Trailhead:
TrailHead Parking Fee: None
I-680 to Ygnacio Valley Road. Go several miles and turn RIGHT on Oak Grove Road. Oak Grove Road becomes Castle Rock Road. Drive for 2.1 miles to the Park. Limited parking is available at the END of Castle Rock Road. PASS the horse stables. If you park at the Orchard Staging area, you will need to walk about .5 mile to the Castle Rock Park staging area.
The trailhead information on this page was last updated Tuesday, August 11, 2009.