City: Orinda/Lafayette Park: Briones Reservoir
Either a 6 mile hike in the shade or an extra 2 in the sun. One of my favorite hikes. I met a first time hiker with us here a year ago. She is now a special friend. Just show up. You never know what the day will bring. No dogs on this trail.Contact: Andrew Kincaid
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.