Main Staging Area

Main Staging Area
City: Brentwood
Park: Round Valley Regional Preserve
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Sunday, January 27, 2013 @ 9:30 AM

Event Notes:

A 5-mile, 1000-foot elevation gain loop hike, which will be extended to about 8 miles for those wanting more exercise. The hike starts on the Hardy Canyon Trail and ascends to the high point, where we will take a short rest/snack stop and enjoy the view before descending to the Miwok Trail. The shorter hike will take the Miwok Trail inbound for the 1.7-mile return to the staging area. The longer hike will take the Miwok Trail outbound and turn right onto the Murphy Meadow Trail. Slightly past the junction with the Fox Tail Trail cross the creek on the new bridge to the Miwok Trail for the return to the staging area. Water and restrooms are available at the staging area. Dogs are not allowed in Round Valley. For GPS or map users the address of the staging area is 19450 Marsh Creek Road in Brentwood.

Contact: Howard   
Email: [email protected]
Cell Phone: (925) 548-8783

Trail Notes:

This site is on the east side of Mt. Diablo, so allow plenty of time to get there (it takes 45 minutes from San Ramon).

Due to the sensitive nature of the wildlife habitat at Round Valley, dogs are not allowed in the park.

Directions to Trailhead:

From Walnut Creek: From I-680, exit at Ygnacio Valley Road. Proceed eastbound towards Concord to Clayton Road (about 8 miles). Right turn onto Clayton road. Clayton Road becomes Marsh Creek Road in Clayton. Proceed east on Marsh Creek Road, past Deer Valley Road until you reach the Preserve Staging area on your right. The Staging area is located approximately 7.5 miles past the Marsh Creek Detention Facility, or about 20 minutes east of dowtown Clayton.

From Brentwood: Take Walnut Blvd south to Marsh Creek Road, turn right onto Marsh Creek Road. When Marsh Creek Road intersects with Camino Diablo Road, bear right to stay on Marsh Creek Road. You will reach the Preserve Staging Area on your left.

Coming from the south (Livermore area), take Hwy 580 to Vasco Rd. north about 15 miles to Camino Diablo (traffic light). Left about 5 miles to RVP on the left. Note that Camino Diablo's name changes to Marsh Creek Rd. after about 2 miles.

TrailHead Parking Fee: None

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The trailhead information on this page was last updated Thursday, November 30, 2017.