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Previous Hikes Included:
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Redwood Regional Park: Skyline Gate
Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 11:00 AM
NOTE: This hike will be 2-3 miles and take less than 1.5 hours. We will meet at Redwood Regional Park Skyline Gate at 11:00 am.Ideal for beginners or seniors trying to get back into shape. The hike is on a road and is of moderate difficulty. It is cancelled if it is raining. Please RSVP to Keith at 209.629.1883 (Call or text) or [email protected]

Mt. Diablo State Park: Regency Drive
Sunday, January 14, 2018 @ 9:30 AM
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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.



Don Castro Regional Recreation Area: Main Staging Area
Thursday, January 11, 2018 @ 9:30 AM
NOTE: Moderate 6 mile 800-foot elevation gain loop hike around Don Castro Reservoir into Five Canyons Open Space. Route will be Whispering Creek Trail, Bay Area Ridge Trail, Deer Canyon Trail, out-and-back on Sandstone Trail, up the fire road to access Diamond View Trail to Five Canyons Park stopping behind home plate to rest/snack/enjoy the view? Return on Five Canyons Parkway, Shady Canyon Trail, Bay Area Ridge Trail, and Ridgetop Trail (with an option to use Shoreline Trail and climb over a tree) back to the parking area. Water & bathrooms at Don Castro trailhead and also Five Canyons Park.

Redwood Regional Park: Skyline Gate
Monday, January 08, 2018 @ 11:00 AM
NOTE: This hike will be 2-3 miles and take about 1.5 hours. The terrain is relatively flat. This is perfect for beginners or seniors trying to get back into shape! Meet at Redwood Regional Park Skyline Gate.

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Peregrine Perigrination


Join us at 9:30am for a peregrination (look it up) on Mount Diablo via Castle Rock Park. We will explore the Castle Rocks before they close for the season in February due to the Peregrine Falcon nesting season. Your choice of a moderate 6.8 mile/1200' shorter hike or a moderate 9.3 mile/1600' long hike. Please download and print out the trail route map here.

We will meet by the restrooms in Castle Rock park, about a 1/4 mile walk from the paved parking area, 1/2 mile from the gravel lot, please plan your time accordingly. Route will be Stage Road, left on Sunset, left on Castle Rock Trail out to Castle Rock for a snack break. Return the way you came, but continue past Sunset on Falcon Road, right on Little Pine Creek Road to Burma Road. Hikes diverge here with the short hike turning right on Burma, right on Stage Road back to Castle Rock Park. You may take the Castle Rock Trail to the left of the gate which will bring you directly to the parking lots.

The long hike turns left on Burma Road, right on Buckeye Trail, right on Stage Road back to Castle Rock Park. You may take the Castle Rock Trail to the left of the gate which will bring you directly to the parking lots.

No Dogs Allowed in the State Park. Restrooms available at Castle Rock Park only. Flour arrows will guide your route, please print out your own map using the link above. Trailhead directions are available by clicking the link in the Driving Directions section.



EBMUD: Valle Vista
Thursday, January 04, 2018 @ 9:30 AM
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Valle Vista Staging Area


Now that a single-lane bridge has been installed on Canyon Road, we again have easy access to the Valle Vista EBMUD staging area. Bring your EBMUD permit. Those without can be a guest of a hiker that has one.

Starting at 9:30 am from EBMUD Valle Vista Staging Area is a moderate 7.2-mile 1400-ft elevation gain hike into Redwood Regional Park. Please download and print out the route map here.

Route from Valle Vista is Redwood Trail, right onto East Ridge Trail, left onto Prince Trail, left onto Stream Trail to the Old Church area for a short rest/snack stop.

Then continue on the Stream Trail, left onto the Canyon Trail, left onto the East Ridge Trail to the gate for a right onto the Redwood Trail to return to the Valle Vista Staging Area.

Water and picnic tables at Old Church. Restrooms at Valle Vista and along the Stream Trail. Dogs not allowed in EBMUD areas.

Please download and print out the driving directions map here.



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