Castle Rock
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Castle Rock
City: Walnut Creek
Park: Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area

Thursday, August 14, 2014 @ 9:30 AM

Event Notes:

Camel Rock

A moderate+ 8.5 mile/1500ft hike into Mount Diablo State Park to Camel Rock.

Route will be Stage Road, Sunset, Falcon Road, Little Pine Creek Road, and Camel Rock Trails to Camel Rock for a snack break. Return is via Burma Road, and Stage Road Trails.

We will meet by the restrooms (37.89034,-121.99253) inside Castle Rock Park and will depart On Time at 9:30am. If you are late, just head up the trail until you catch us.

Leader: Joel Schantz


Trail Notes:

Dogs are permitted on select trails but must be leashed and under voice control at any posted area or parking lot. Dogs may be off-leash in open spaces, provided they are under control at all times. Dogs are NOT permitted in the picnic areas nor on any trails in Mount Diablo State Park (past the cattle gate).


Directions to Trailhead:

From Walnut Creek, head east towards Concord on Ygnacio Valley Road. Turn RIGHT onto Oak Grove Road.

From Concord, venture on Ygnacio Valley Road westbound down the hill into Walnut Creek. Turn LEFT onto Oak Grove Road.

OAK GROVE ROAD becomes CASTLE ROCK ROAD at turn-about (at Walnut Avenue). Proceed Straight thru turnabout onto Castle Rock Road. Go past Northgate High School. Continue to the end. Park in the dirt, near entrance to Castle Rock Park. On busy days when trailhead parking spaces are full, additional parking is available in the dirt overflow parking area on the right side, approximately 0.3 miles prior to reaching the end of the road.

GPS Address: 1700 Castle Rock Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598

TrailHead Parking Fee: no charge

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The trailhead information on this page was last updated Saturday, August 17, 2013.