City: Orinda Park: Briones Regional ParkAlternate URL: Click Here
Moderate 7 mile, 1,000-foot elevation gain loop hike in Briones Regional Park. Route will be Old Briones Road, Valley Trail, Briones Crest Trail, Russell Peak Trail, stopping to rest/snack at the Russell Peak picnic table. Return will be Russell Peak Trail, Briones Crest Trail, Seaborg Trail, Bear Creek Trail back to parking area. We will meet at the paved parking area the first right after the entry kiosk. Porta-potty at trail head. IGNORE TRAIL NOTES BELOW!Contact: Dan
Exit Highway 24 at the Orinda/Camino Pablo exit 9 and head toward Richmond on Camino Pablo for 2.2 miles. Turn right on Bear Creek Rd/Wildcat Canyon Rd and travel about 4.5 miles. The staging area is on the right slightly past the Happy Valley Rd intersection. From Richmond take San Pablo Dam Rd to Bear Creek Road/Wildcat Canyon Rd and turn left. Then follow above info to reach the staging area. For map users, the intersection of Bear Creek Rd and Happy Valley Rd is close to the staging area.