King Canyon Hike

King Canyon Hike
City: Moraga/Canyon

Sunday, November 22, 2009 @ 9:30 AM

Event Notes:

This hike has great views. It is relatively easy, but there is a big hill we must climb and descend. Hiking poles helpful. Bring your EBMUD hiking permit if you have one. All vehicles must sign in at the parking lot. Dogs not allowed but horses are OK. The Moraga Road name changes to Canyon Rd after the Moraga Way intersection.

Contact: Andrew Kincaid
Cell Phone: (925)

Trail Notes:

This is about a 6 mile hike and for the most part, just gradual inclines (mostly gently rolling hills), although there is a pretty tough 1 mile climb between miles 4 and 5. A hiking permit is required for this trail.

Directions to Trailhead:

From Walnut Creek, take 24 to the Central Lafayette exit and make the first 2 immediate right turns off of 24. Make a right on Mt. Diablo Blvd. and a left on Moraga Road. Follow Moraga Road all the way to the Valle Vista Staging Area (about 5 miles). The staging area will be on the left.

TrailHead Parking Fee: none
Other Fees: Permits cost $3/day, $10/1yr, $20/3yrs, $30/5yrs

The trailhead information on this page was last updated Wednesday, May 02, 2007.