City: Orinda/Lafayette Park: Briones Reservoir
This hike will go to Bear Creek staging area. It is so similiar to Chabot, only shorter (7 miles). Almost all of it in the shade through the forest. It's an out and back hike. Potties at both staging areas but no water. No dogs on this trail. I will bring more cold drinks to share. If you have an EBMUD hiking permit, please bring it. Otherwise just show up. Permit holders are allowed guests.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.