Bear Creek Staging Area
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Bear Creek Staging Area
City: Orinda
Park: Briones Regional Park
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Thursday, July 03, 2014 @ 9:30 AM

Event Notes:

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   
Cell Phone: (925) 323-7384

Trail Notes:

Briones' 6,255 acres are home to many animals and birds, which forage on the grasslands or find shelter among the oaks and bays. You may see black-tailed deer, coyotes, squirrels, red-tailed hawks, turkey vultures, and, if you are lucky, other more reclusive creatures. There are gorgeous wildflower displays in season.

Directions to Trailhead:

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.

TrailHead Parking Fee: $3 when kiosk attend
Other Fees: $2 per dog

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