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Hike Details for Lafayette Ridge Trail

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Briones Regional Park
Lafayette Ridge Trail
RSVPs - 58 -- YES: 24 NO: 26 MAYBE: 8

Lafayette Ridge Trail
Click the Staging Area/Trail Name above for park information.
City: Lafayette
Region: EastBay
Park: Briones Regional Park
Park Map URL: Click Here

Sunday, January 19, 2020 @ 9:30 AM

Event Notes:

Russell Peak

Your choice of two hikes in EBRPD Briones Regional Park,
a Challenging- 7.1 mile, 1600 ft. ele. or
a Challenging 9.5 mile, 2200 ft. ele.

Starting from the Lafayette Ridge Staging Area an out-and-back on the Lafayette Ridge Trail to Russell Peak.

The short hike will stop to take their snack break at the table on Russell Peak before returning.

The longer hike will make a counter-clockwise loop on Russell Peak and Mariposa Trails before taking for their snack break at the Peak.

Both hikes return to the Staging Area along the Lafayette Ridge Trail.

Please download and/or print out the route map here: Route Map

If you know how to use GPX files, you can download a copy here: GPX File

Leader: Joel Schantz

Trail Notes:

The first part of this hike is probably the toughest, ascending from the parking lot to the ridge itself. After that it is a lot of rolling up and down, some steep parts, but generally a moderate hike. This is a great hike if you're goal is to get your heart rate up! Dogs are permitted on this trail.

Trailhead Directions:
Click Here for a Map

From Berkeley, take Hwy 24 East towards Walnut Creek. Before you reach 680.

From Concord or Pittsburg/Antioch, take Hwy 4 West to Hwy 680 South to Hwy 24 West. First exit once you get onto Hwy 24 should be Pleasant Hill Road.

From Pleasanton/San Ramon, take highway 680 North to highway 24 West.

Exit Pleasant Hill Road - North. Proceed north on Pleasant Hill Road past the gas station (on right) and Acalanes High School (also on right side). At Springhill Road (stoplight) make a U-turn and then your very next right into the parking lot for the Briones Park trailhead.

Parking Fee: none

The trailhead information on this page was last updated
Saturday, November 25, 2017.

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