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Hike Details for Bear Creek Staging Area

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Briones Regional Park
Bear Creek Staging Area
RSVPs - 50 -- YES: 18 NO: 30 MAYBE: 2

Bear Creek Staging Area
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City: Orinda
Region: EastBay
Park: Briones Regional Park
Park Map URL: Click Here
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Thursday, June 14, 2018 @ 9:30 AM


Event Notes:

Choose a 6.5 mile 1,500 foot or 7.5 mile 1,700 foot elevation gain partial loop hike in Briones Regional Park. Route will be Seaborg Trail, right on Briones Crest Trail, clockwise on Mariposa Trail, right back on Russell Peak Trail stopping to rest/snack/enjoy the view at the picnic bench on the peak. Return on Briones Crest Trail, short hike turns left back down Seaborg Trail and retraces back to the cars. Long hike continues on Briones Crest Trail, left on Crescent Ridge Trail, right on Seaborg Trail back to the trailhead. Outhouse type facilities at trailhead. 81 is the forecast bring/carry sufficient water.

We will meet at the gravel parking area at the very end of the road.

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.


Trailhead Directions:
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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.

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

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

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