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Hike Details for Regency Drive

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Mt. Diablo State Park
Regency Drive
RSVPs - 59 -- YES: 23 NO: 27 MAYBE: 9

Regency Drive
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City: Clayton
Region: EastBay
Park: Mt. Diablo State Park
Park Map URL: Click Here
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Sunday, January 14, 2018 @ 9:30 AM


Event Notes:

Mt. Diablo Waterfalls Hike

Three choice hike to Mount Diablo Waterfalls. You can pick
a moderate 5.5 mile, 1300 ft. or
a moderate+ 6.5 mile, 1600 ft. or
a challenging 7.8 mile, 2400 ft. route.

Starting from Regency Gate, we head out on Donner Canyon Rd, crossing the creek on Heatherrington Trail, then a quick left onto Bruce Lee Spring Trail. Continuing on Donner and Wasserman Trails to Cardinet Oaks Rd. Turning right on Cardinet Oaks, we finally reach the Falls Trail where we turn left and follow it to our snack spot overlooking the 2nd falls.

After our break we continue on Falls Trail to Middle Trail, where the long hike turns left up the hill to Prospectors Gap Rd. The short and medium hikes continue down Middle Trail to Meridian Ridge Rd. where they split up.

The short hike will turn right on Meridian Ridge Rd, following it to a left turn on Donner Canyon Rd to return to Regency Gate.

The medium hike turns left on Meridian Ridge Rd, following it up the hill to a right on Meridian Pt. and Back Creek Trails. The hike then follows Back Creek Trail back to Regency Gate.

When the long hike reaches Prospectors Gap Rd, we turn right following it over to another right turn on Back Creek Trail to return to Regency Gate.

Please note: Parking during waterfall season can be limited on weekends, so plan on arriving early for best choice.

Leader: Joel Schantz


Trail Notes:

Many different hikes of varying difficulty may be started from Regency Dr. See Event Notes for specific details and difficulty of the hike.


Trailhead Directions:
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From I-680 Northbound or Hwy 24 East, exit at Ygnacio Valley Road (at Walnut Creek). At bottom of offramp at the stoplight, turn RIGHT on Ygnacio Valley Road. Proceed on Ygnacio Valley Road to Clayton Road in Concord (approx 7.5 miles) and turn right (east).

From I-680 Southbound, exit at Treat Blvd (at Walnut Creek). Turn left at the stop light, then immediate left at the next stop light (Treat Blvd). Follow Treat all the way up the hill into Concord (approx 8 miles). Turn right onto Clayton Road.

Proceed downhill on Clayton Road into the town of Clayton. At stoplight, turn Right onto Regency Drive. Follow to the end.

From Antioch/Pitttsburg, take Kirker Pass Road westbound and down the hill into Concord. Just past the Concord (Chronicle) Pavilion, turn LEFT at the light at Concord Blvd. Just past Indian Wells Way, Concord Blvd becomes Oakhurst Drive. Stay on Oakhurst and get into middle lane as you approach the intersection with Clayton Road (stoplight). Turn LEFT onto CLAYTON ROAD/MARSH CREEK ROAD. Then turn RIGHT at stoplight onto REGENCY DRIVE. Continue to the end.

Parking Fee: none

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

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