City: Orinda/Lafayette Park: Briones Reservoir
This is an out and back from the Overlook staging area to the San Pablo Dam trail. We will hike to the boat launching site. Picnic tables and pottys. Lots of shade. We descend a 500 ft hill at the start but have to climb it on our return. A good hike for hot weather. Bring your EBMUD hiking permits if you have one. Distance is 5+ miles and elevation is 500 ft.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.