City: Orinda/Lafayette Park: Briones Reservoir
Yes, it's another Lake hike. Expect more. Mostly shade, but one mile in the sun. Mild ups and downs through the forest. One of my favorites that I am borrowing from a friend. Bring your EBMUD hiking permit or get one online. Only $10 for a year. I think it is EBMUD.org Phone is 510-287-0459. I know it is Mother's day. So bring her to this hike.Contact:
From highway 24 westbound take the Orinda exit.
Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Orinda Village/Richmond and merge onto Camino Pablo.
Continue on Camino Pablo for 2.2 miles to Bear Creek Road.
From highway 24 eastbound take the exit toward Moraga. Turn left onto Camino Pablo and continue for 2.3 miles to Bear Creek Road.
At Bear Creek Road (traffic signal) turn right and drive 1.4 miles to the Briones Overlook staging area on the left. It is very near the top of a big hill. Easy to miss, so drive slow. Big parking lot, small entrance.