City: Orinda/Lafayette Park: Briones Reservoir
From the Overlook Staging Area at Briones Reservoir we will start at the Orsan Trail and soon connect with the Old San Pablo trail. We take that past the Inspiration Point trail junction to the San Pablo Marina. Shaded picnic tables on the right. 75% shade on this hike but we do have to climb a 500 foot hill in the sun at the finish. no water at the Overlook. About 6 miles total.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.