Briones Crest Loop
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Briones Crest Loop
City: Lafayette/Martinez
Park: Briones Regional Park
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Sunday, November 03, 2013 @ 9:30 AM

Event Notes:

Briones Crest Loop

A moderate 7 mile/1500ft elevation gain hike in EBRPD Briones Regional Park.

From the Alhambra Creek Staging area the route will be Diablo View, Spengler, Table Top, Briones Crest, Old Briones Road, Pine Tree, and Orchard Trails.

Leader: Joel Schantz

Trail Notes:

From the trailhead, we'll take the Alhambra Creek Trail and Spengler Trail (turning right) to Briones Crest Trail and turn left. This stretch rises to Briones Peak at 1,483 feet in just 2.5 miles! It is the highest point in the park and grants a panoramic view of the East Bay's rolling hillsides. The view includes Mount Diablo, the west Delta, Suisun Bay, and the Mothball Fleet. To complete the loop, we'll turn left on Spengler Trail, and then right on Diablo View Trail. Total distance is 8.16 miles or 3-5 hours.

Directions to Trailhead:

From Dublin/San Ramon, travel 680 North past Walnut Creek/Concord. Take Hwy 4 West, then follow directions from Antioch/Pittsburg (below).

From Antioch/Pittsburg, travel Hwy 4 West and take the Alhambra Avenue exit. Turn south on Alhambra Avenue and drive to Alhambra Valley Road. Bear right on Alhambra Valley Road and drive one mile to Reliez Valley Road. Turn left on Reliez Valley Road and drive .5 mile to the parking area on the right. Look for the trailhead indicating Alhambra Creek Trail.

From Berkeley/Oakland, take Hwy 24 East thru the Caldecutt Tunnel. Take the Pleasant Hill Road exit onto Pleasant Hill Road North. After approximately 2 miles, continue on Taylor Road. Go about 2 miles and turn left onto Grayson Blvd. Turn right onto Reliez Valley Road. Continue for 1.6 miles and watch for the trailhead on the left.

TrailHead Parking Fee: $5 when attended
Other Fees: $2 dog fee

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The trailhead information on this page was last updated Sunday, July 02, 2006.