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Joaquin Miller Park: Ranger Station
Sunday, March 15, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
NOTE:

Joaquin Miller/Redwood Hike

Your choice hikes of
A Moderate+ 6.0 mile, 1200 ft.
or Challenging 8.2 mile, 1600 ft.
hike from Oakland's Joaquin Miller Park into EBRPD Redwood Regional Park.

We'll start from the yellow gate just past the Ranger Station onto Juanita Miller, right on Sunset, then Palos Colorados, and Sequoia Bayview Trails. We cross Skyline Blvd on Sequoia Bayview into Roberts Regional, turning right on Dunn, left on Golden Spike, left on Montiero, left on Dunn to a slight right onto Graham Trail. Following Graham Trail into the Redwood Bowl, to snack, dry off, and/or use the toilets there.

Leaving the Redwood Bowl crossing Roberts ridge, towards the Redwood Bowl Parking lot, we turn left past the PAL camp. Taking the PAL camp Trail across Skyline into Joaquin Miller. Turning right on Big Trees, left on Orchard, and left on Fern Ravine trail. At Sequoia Bayview trail the two hikes split up.

The short hike turns left on Sequoia Bayview, then right on Fern Ravine, descending onto Sunset Loop, right on Sunset, and then left on the connector fire road to the ranger station.

Meanwhile the long hike turns right on Sequoia Bayview trail, following it around to a left on Cinderella, and Sunset trails. We follow Sunset along to a right on Palos Colorados along the North side of Palo Seco Creek. Crossing the bridge, turning left on Sinawik, along the South side of the creek. Finally we turn right and ascend to the road on Juanita Miller trail back to our starting location.




Garin Regional Park: Ziele Creek Entrance
Thursday, March 12, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
NOTE: Choose a 5.5 mile 800 foot or 7.5 mile 1,300 foot elevation gain loop hike into Garin Regional Park starting from the Ziele Creek entrance. Route will be Ziele Creek Trail, right on Lower Garin Woods Trail, Vista Peak Loop Trail, immediate left onto the horse trail after entering the gate at Arroyo Flats, short hike will continue through the main picnic area to Jordan Pond to rest/snack. Short hike turns back around at Jordan Pond and retraces back to Vista Peak Loop Trail continuing counter clockwise, then a right on Ziele Creek Trail back to the cars. Long hike also continues through the main picnic area but crosses right over the marshy creek just before Jordan Pond, left on the shoreline trail, right up High Ridge Loop Trail, left turn circling counter clockwise on Dry Creek Trail also stopping at Jordan Pond to rest/snack. Long hike returns with a right up High Ridge Loop Trail, down Newt Pond Trail, right up No Name Trail, right on Vista Peak Loop Trail, right on Ziele Creek Trail back to the cars. Water/bathrooms near Jordan Pond.


Mt. Diablo State Park: Mitchell Canyon
Sunday, March 08, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
NOTE:
Olofson and Black Point Daylight Savings Hike


Will it rain or be windy? Who knows anymore. One thing for sure, it's Daylight Savings Time so don't be an hour late! Let's enjoy the great flower display happening now in Mitchell Canyon on a hikers choice of a short 5.7/1140 or long 8.3/2000 hike. PLEASE MEET IN THE LOWER OVERFLOW/EQUESTRIAN LOT, IMMEDIATE LEFT AFTER THE PAY STATION!!

Route will be over the footbridge by the pumphouse, left to climb Bruce Lee Trail, right to follow Terrace, quick right/left onto Mitchell Canyon, right on Black Point, left on Globe Lily, right on Red Rd., left on Olofson Ridge to the boundary fence. Short hike breaks here. Both hikes return to Red Rd, right. Short hike continues on Red Rd. all the way to Mitchell Canyon, left all the way back through the upper lot, lower lot, back over the footbridge to the overflow lot.

Long hike turns left on Black Point Trail, right on Black Point Summit trail for a break. Return right down Black Point trail to Mitchell Canyon Rd., left. Turn right on Oak Road, left on Watertower, straight onto Bruce Lee Trail which loops out and around to Utility Road and back to the lower lot, over the footbridge back to the overflow lot.

Please note: This group does not stay together on the hike instead relying on arrows put on the ground with flour to mark turns. You are encouraged to stay with others who are hiking your speed and you should also carry the trail route map (link above) either downloaded to your phone or in paper form.




NOTE: With 800 feet elevation gain in the first mile a choice of a 5.5 mile 1,400 foot elevation gain out-and-back hike or a 7 mile 1,800 foot elevation gain balloon hike into Las Trampas Regional Wilderness. Beginning from Elworthy Staging Area in Danville route will be Fiddleneck Trail, Las Trampas Ridge Trail, left on No Name Trail #1 where short hike will rest/snack and retrace exact same route back to the trailhead. Long hike continues circling clockwise on No Name Trail #1, climbs a gate, turns left back onto Las Trampas Ridge Trail, quick right on No Name Trail #2, right on San Damiano's Windmill Trail, straight across the parking lot down the stairs onto No Name Trail #3, left on Highland Road, right through the gate onto Remington Trail, continue right uphill at the trail junction, left on No Name Trail #4, left on Las Trampas Ridge Trail back to the trailhead. No facilities on this hike. LIMITED PARKING at trailhead, carpools encouraged.


Redwood Regional Park: Redwood Gate/Wayside Lot
Sunday, March 01, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
NOTE:

Trs Bonus Redwood Regional Park Hike

Your choice of two hikes in EBRPD Redwood Regional Park.
A Moderate 6.7 mile, 1200 ft. ele. or
a Moderate+ 7.4 mile, 1600 ft. ele.

Starting from the Wayside Parking Lot, a clockwise loop on Stream, Golden Spike, West Ridge, Orchard, and French Trails. At the Starflower Trail intersection the short hike descends to Tres Sendes to snack near the intersection with Stream Trail.

Meanwhile the longer hike continues on French Trail to descend Tres Sendas to the above snack spot..

After our snack we return along the Stream and Bridle Trails to the parking lot.




Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area: Castle Rock Park
Thursday, February 27, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
NOTE:
Castle Rock Park


Meet at the restrooms about 1/4 mile from the parking area.

Starting at 9:30 am from Castle Rock Park is a short approx 6.4-mile or longer 7.7-mile hike.

Route is across the lawn through the gate and left on the Castle Rock Trail, continuing on Stage Road, left on the Sunset Trail and continuing on Falcon Road to the bottom of the hill. Then right on Little Pine Creek Road back up for a right turn on Burma Road down to Pine Pond. Turn right onto Stage Road and continue for a rest/snack stop past the gate at the picnic tables at the junction of Little Yosemite Trail. The short hike continues on Stage Road to the Castle Rock trailhead.

The long hike takes Little Yosemite Trail, right on Briones to Mt. Diablo Trail, right on the 2nd Buckeye Ravine Trail, right on Fairy Lantern Trail, left on Stage Road to return to Castle Rock Park.

Water and restrooms at Castle Rock Park. No dogs are allowed in Mt. Diablo State Park.




Briones Regional Park: Bear Creek Staging Area
Sunday, February 23, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
NOTE:
Ivan Dickson Memorial March


I have angered Zephyrus, god of wind, and will lead a windy hike for the third time in a row. Hikers choice of a short 6.1/1000 or long 8.7/1600 hike through the treeless portions of Briones. An Xtra credit option adds 1.5/300'.

We will travel the Ivan Dickson Trail for the first half. Route picks up Deer Creek Trail out of Oak Grove picnic area. Turn left on Pereira #17, left again #18, then right #20 to the Ivan Dickson memorial. Retrace back left #20, the hike splits at #18. Short hike turns right back to Deer Creek turning left #17. Turn left on Briones Crest #13 then right on Abrigo Valley #10 stopping at Wee-Ta-Chi camp for a break. Continue all the way down Abrigo Valley back to Oak Grove picnic area.

Long hike turns left at the split #18 following Pereira trail to the lookout, then retrace steps all the way back to Deer Creek #17, left. Turn left on Briones Crest #13 then right on Abrigo Valley #10 stopping at Wee-Ta-Chi camp for a break. Continue on Abrigo, left on Mott Peak #8, right on Black Oak #7, right on Old Briones Road #6 back to upper parking area. An extra credit option turns left on Seaborg/Ivan Dickson Trail #5 near the end, right to stay on Seaborg #78, right on Bear Creek Trail #79 back to the parking area #3. Adds 1.5/300.

Please note: This group does not stay together on the hike instead relying on arrows put on the ground with flour to mark turns. You are encouraged to stay with others who are hiking your speed and you should also carry the trail route map (link above) either downloaded to your phone or in paper form.




Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area: Kennedy Grove
Thursday, February 20, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
NOTE: Choose a 6.6 mile 1,100 ft. or an 8.4 mile 1,500 ft. elevation gain partial loop hike starting from El Sobrante's Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area. Route will be roadway park entrance, Old San Pablo Trail, Shoreline Trail to the boathouse, paved park road, Eagles Nest Trail, Nimitz Way Trail, Conlon Trail, short hike stopping at the overlook bench to rest/snack then retraces back to Kennedy Grove trailhead. Long hike continues on the connector trail, left on Wildcat Peak Trail stopping at the peak to rest/snack. Long hike return continues on Wildcat Peak Trail past the Rotary Peace Grove, right at trail marker for Peak Trail, right on Laurel Canyon Road, left down Laurel Canyon Trail, left again up Laurel Canyon Trail, right on Laurel Canyon Road, left on Nimitz Way Trail retracing back to Kennedy Grove trailhead. Bring your EBMUD trail permit if you have one. Water/bathrooms at Kennedy Grove trailhead.


Del Valle Regional Park: Arroyo Staging Area
Sunday, February 16, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
NOTE:

Del Valle Dam Hike

A two-for-one hike along the East shore of Lake Del Valle. We'll enjoy the green hills on this
moderate+ 7.7 mile, 1500 ft
or challenging 10.9 mile, 2000 ft
hike from the Arroyo Road Staging Area. Our outbound route follows the shoreline of Lake Del Valle, while the return uses the easier fire roads.

Both hikes start from below the dam at the Arroyo Road Staging Area onto the East Shore Trail. At the top of the hill, by the tree, we turn right descending on the single-track Heron Bay Trail. After 1 mile our trail meets the East Shore Trail, where we turn right, then another right back onto the Heron Bay Trail. After .35 mile, we turn right onto the East Shore Trail, following it for another 0.75 mile to a right on the Heron Bay Trail to the top of the hill. At this point the two hikes split up, with the the longer hike turning right along the East Shore Trail. The shorter hike turns left on the East Shore Trail, following it back to the parking lot.

The long hike continues along the East Shore Trail for 1 mile to a right turn onto the single-track Swallow Bay Trail. After .25 mile rejoining the East Shore Trail for a bit, where we again turn right onto the Swallow Bay Trail. Another .3 mile brings back up to the East Shore Trail above Badger Cove. We now turn left on East Shore Trail road back to the parking lot.




Shell Ridge Open Space: Bob Pond Entrance
Thursday, February 13, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
NOTE:
Shell Ridge Open Space: Bob Pond Entrance


Starting at 9:30 am from Bob Pond is a moderate 7-mile 1400-ft elevation gain or a shorter 6-mile 1100-ft elevation gain loop-hike to Deer Lake.

Route is through the gate to a right turn onto the Hanna Lane Trail, left onto Flat Top Trail, continue left downhill on Flat Top Trail, right onto the Sulfur Creek Trail continuing downhill, left onto paved road a short distance, right through the gate onto the Costanoan Trail. Continue left uphill on the Costanoan Trail to the 1st right turn onto the Upper Buck Loop Trail. Stay right a short distance then right onto the Lower Buck Loop Trail, right onto the Deer Lake Trail for a short break at Deer Lake. Continue past Deer Lake to the Corral Spring Trail.

The short hike turns left onto the Corral Spring Trail to Ginder Gap.

The long hike turns right onto the Corral Spring Trail, then left onto the Ridge Top Trail to Ginder Gap.

From Ginder Gap, both hikes take the Ridge Top Trail, turn left onto the Briones to Mt. Diablo Trail. At the top of the hill turn left onto the Borges Ranch Trail to return to Bob Pond.

Water and restrooms at Bob Pond. Dogs OK on the trails.




Mt. Diablo State Park: Curry Point
Sunday, February 09, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
NOTE:
Balancing Rocks and Oysters


It may be breezy so we'll find some sheltered canyons on a hike at 9:30 am. A hiker's choice of a moderate 5.2/1000' short hike, a challenging 8/1750' long hike, or a challenging+ 9 mile/2100' extra long hike.

We will meet at Curry Point and continue on Curry Canyon Road, right on Knobcone Point Road all the way past Balancing Rock to the gate. Turn right on Utility Road #1, then right on No Name Trail. At the bottom turn right on Utility Road #2 to a 5-way intersection. The short hike stays right on Black Hawk Ridge Road, then another right to stay on Black Hawk Ridge Road up to Knobcone Point Road. Turn left and retrace your route back to Curry Point.

The long/XL hikes turn hard left on Oyster Point Trail and hike about 1.3 miles to a signpost. The long hike breaks here and turns back the way you came. The XL hike turns right on No Name Trail #2 up the hillside for about .5 mile to the actual Oyster Point (there is a signpost...somewhere). Take a break then head back to the main trail. Both hikes head back to the 5-way intersection, then straight/slight right onto Black Hawk Ridge Road. Veer left onto Sycamore Creek Road, right on Devil's Slide, left on Madrone Canyon all the way up to the Lower Rock City picnic area. Follow signs for Trail Through Time across the roadway, up the steps, across into Grotto Picnic Area, up the stone stairs and continuing right on the Trail Through Time through Rock City. Continue up through the rocks on TTT until you reach Summit Trail and Wall Point Road. Turn right. The trail will come down to South Gate Road, make a hard left on the fire road (not the pavement) to continue on Summit Trail. At the junction turn right on Camp Force Trail, cross the road at the crosswalk and head right back to Curry Point.

Please note: This group does not stay together on the hike instead relying on arrows put on the ground with flour to mark turns. You are encouraged to stay with others who are hiking your speed and you should also carry the trail route map (link above) either downloaded to your phone or in paper form.




Las Trampas Regional Wilderness: Del Amigo Trail Entrance
Thursday, February 06, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
NOTE: A 6 mile 1,400 foot elevation gain figure 8 hike into Las Trampas Regional Wilderness in the hills above Danville. Route will be Del Amigo Trail, Virgil Williams Trail, right on Madrone Trail, No Name Trail #1, left on Madrone Trail, at Ringtail Cat Trail junction go straight onto No Name Trail #2, right on Madrone Trail, left on No Name Trail #3, right back onto Madrone Trail, optional exploration of Eugene O'Neill Historic site, left on Del Amigo Trail back to the trailhead. Those wishing a longer hike and more elevation gain can do an out-and-back up Corduroy Hills Trail. No facilities on this hike, water available at Eugene O'Neill. Street parking only.


NOTE:
Superbowl Sunday Struggle


We'll have you home in plenty of time for the game so join us for a hike at 9:30 am. A hiker's choice of a moderate 5.6/1100' short hike, a moderate++ 7.7/1800' medium hike, or a challenging 9.4 mile/1900' long hike. EXPECT MUD.

We will MEET AT UPPER PARKING LOT and continue on Somersville, right on Nortonville, left on Manhattan Canyon, right on connector to Black Diamond, left on Black Diamond Trail, left on Manhattan Canyon, right over footbridge and up Chapparal Loop to the power tower, left on Ridge Trail. Left on Carbondale. Short hike will turn left on River View Trail and follow it all the way back to Stewartville. Short hike then will turn LEFT on Stewartville, then right on Pittsburg Mine Trail, straight across foot bridge, stay right down to Somersville, right and back to the start.

The medium and long hikes continue straight/right on River View, right on Lark Trail down the hill. The medium hike turns right on Old Homestead Loop up to the junction with Acorn, turn right. The long hike turns left on Old Homestead, then right to stay on Old Homestead Loop, then right again to stay on the loop until you reach the junction with Acorn, left. Both medium and long hikes rejoin ascending Acorn. Turn right on Ridge Trail, slight right through gate and take the center trail down the hill, Stewartville. Turn left on Pittsburg Mine, straight across foot bridge, stay right down to Somersville, right and back to the start.

Please note: This group does not stay together on the hike instead relying on arrows put on the ground with flour to mark turns. You are encouraged to stay with others who are hiking your speed and you should also carry the trail route map (link above) either downloaded to your phone or in paper form.




Shell Ridge Open Space: Bob Pond Entrance
Thursday, January 30, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
NOTE:
Shell Ridge Bob Pond entrance


Starting at 9:30 am from Bob Pond is a moderate 6.5-mile 1400-ft hike with the option to extend it to 7.5 miles.There will be a short rest/snack stop at Walnut Creek's Castle Rock Park.

Route from Bob Pond is Borges Ranch Trail to Twin Ponds, right on the far side Twin Ponds Loop Trail to Bullfrog Pond, continuing uphill to Foothills Trail. Then left on Foothills Trail, left on Stonegate Trail to Briones to Mt. Diablo Trail, right on Fairy Lantern Trail, continuing right on Fairy Lantern Trail, left on Stage Road to Castle Rock Park.

After a short rest/snack stop, return across the lawn and through the gate for left on Castle Rock Trail, right on Fairy Lantern Trail, continuing left uphill on Fairy Lantern Trail, right on Briones to Mt. Diablo Trail, right on Ridge Top Trail, right on Costanoan Trail. The short hike continues on Costanoan Trail to return to Bob Pond.

The long hike will turn left on Flat Top Trail, continuing right on Flat Top Trail, right on Hanna Lane Trail to return to Bob Pond.

Restrooms and water at Bob Pond and Borges Ranch. Dogs OK.




Los Vaqueros Watershed: Kellogg Picnic Area
Sunday, January 26, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
NOTE:

Eagle Ridge/Mariposa Canyon Hike

Your choice of two hikes in CCWD Los Vaqueros Reservoir
a Moderate 5.3 mile, 800 ft. ele. or
a Challenging 8.7 mile, 1300 ft. ele.

Starting from the Kellogg Creek Recreation Area a loop hike to Mariposa Canyon. We head out Greasewood and Grassland Trails before ascending on Kit Fox Trail. At the intersection of Eagle Ridge Trail the two hikes diverge.

The short hike will turn left and descend along Eagle Ridge Trail before returning to the parking lot on Walnut Trail.

The longer hike will turn right on Eagle Ridge Trail, left on Vista Grande Trail, then left to descend on Mariposa Canyon Trail. At Walnut Blvd we cross the road and Kellogg Creek, turning left on Kellogg Creek Trail to return to the Parking Lot.




Anthony Chabot Regional Park: Chabot Staging
Thursday, January 23, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
NOTE: Choose a 6.8 mile 1,000 foot or 9.2 mile 1,450 foot elevation gain balloon hike starting from EBMUD's Chabot Staging Area. Route will be Willow View Trail, Brandon Trail, Towhee Trail, Quail Trail, Lost Ridge Trail, Hawk Ridge Road, Two Rocks Road stopping to rest/snack at Two Rocks Campground. Return continues up Two Rocks Trail, short hike turns RIGHT on Brandon Trail and left back down Willow View Trail. Long hike turns LEFT on Brandon Trail, right up Deer Canyon Trail, right on Redtail Trail, left on Brandon Trail and left back down Willow View Trail. Pit toilet at trailhead, water and pit toilet at Two Rocks Campground. Bring your EBMUD trail use permit or be a guest on one of ours.


Briones Regional Park: Lafayette Ridge Trail
Sunday, January 19, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
NOTE:

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.




Redwood Regional Park: Redwood Gate/Wayside Lot
Thursday, January 16, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
NOTE:
Redwood Gate/Wayside Lot


Starting at 9:30 am from Wayside Gate is a moderate 6-mile 1100-ft elevation gain or a longer 6.7-mile 1500-ft elevation gain loop-hike.

From the Wayside Parking Lot turn right to go to the fish ladder, right on the Bridle Trail, left up Orchard Trail, right on French Trail to the Starflower Trail.

At the Starflower Trail intersection the short hike turns right and descends on the Tres Sendas Trail to the Stream Trail.

The long hike continues on the French Trail and turns right on the Tres Sendas Trail to descend to the Stream Trail.

Then both hikes turn right on the Stream Trail to the sheltered Trails End enclosure for a snack break, weather permitting.

Continue on the Stream Trail to return to the Wayside parking lot.




NOTE:
Peregrination 2


With the Peregrine Falcon closure zone set for February 1, we'll take our annual trek out to the end of Castle Rock trail at 9:30 am. Come peregrinate with a hiker's choice of a moderate 5.9 mile/1000' short hike, a moderate+ 7.3/1300' medium hike, or a challenging 8.4 mile/1900' long hike. EXPECT MUD.

We will MEET AT RESTROOMS in Castle Rock Park, about a 10 minute walk from the parking areas, please plan accordingly! From the overflow parking area you can take Castle Rock trail along the road and out to a gate near the ball fields, go throught the gate, across the field and meet at restrooms. From the main (small) lot walk up the paved road to the restrooms. We'll head through Castle Rock Park onto Stage Road and continue for a couple of miles encountering several stream crossings. Turn left on Sunset Trail up the mountain to the junction. Turn left on Falcon Road, left on Castle Rock Trail to the top of the bluff. The short hike can break here before doubling back for a right on Falcon Road, veer right on Little Pine Creek, right on Burma Road, right on Stage Road and all the way back to the parking area.

The medium and long hikes continue on Castle Rock Trail along the single track 1 mile out to the boundary fence and back. Both hikes can snack on the bluff where the short hike did so. Both hikes return to Falcon Road. The medium hike turns right on Falcon Road and follows the short hike route back.

The long hike turns left on Falcon Road all the way to the creek, turn right on Little Pine Creek back up the hill, then right on Burma and join the other 2 hikes back to the parking lots.

Please note: This group does not stay together on the hike instead relying on arrows put on the ground with flour to mark turns. You are encouraged to stay with others who are hiking your speed and you should also carry the trail route map (link above) either downloaded to your phone or in paper form.




NOTE: Choose a 6 mile 900 foot or 8.25 mile 1,300 foot elevation gain loop hike in Danville's Sycamore Valley Regional Open Space Preserve. Route will be paved walkway behind the elementary school, Alta Vista Way, cross over Camino Tassajara, Woodside Road, Haymaker Trail, Harvest Trail, No Name Trail #1, back on Harvest Trail, Country Hills Ct, Wood Ranch Dr, cross back over Camino Tassajara, right on No Name Trail #2, ascend Short Ridge Trail stopping at the bench at the very top of the hill to rest/snack. Return continues on Short Ridge Trail, short hike turns left down Shady Slope Trail to its very end, out the gate and sharp left across the ball fields back to the cars. Long hike also continues on Short Ridge Trail after the break, but turns right down Sand Hill Trail, right on Tatcan Trail, climb over a gate, Laurelwood Drive, sharp left on paved walker's trail, left on Sand Hill Trail, back up to the ridge, right on Short Ridge Trail to its very end, No Name Trail #3, down Shady Slope Trail, out the gate and sharp left across the ball fields back to the cars. Water/restroom at trailhead.


Las Trampas Regional Wilderness: Main Staging Area
Sunday, January 05, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
NOTE:

Corduroy Hills Madrone Loop

Your choice hikes of
a Moderate+ 4.3 mile, 1200 ft.
a Challenging+ 8 mile, 2200 ft.
hike in Las Trampas Regional Wilderness. We'll hike up and down both sides of Las Trampas Ridge passing Vail, Eagle, and Las Trampas Peaks on this first Sunday of the New Year.

Starting from the Bollinger Canyon Staging Area the route will be a large loop on Bollinger Creek Loop, Chamise, Las Trampas Ridge, Corduroy Hills, Madrone, Las Trampas Ridge, and Bollinger Creek Loop Trails.

The short hike stays on Las Trampas Peak Trail to the Peak, returning the same as the long hike.

Please download and print the linked map below for the precise route.




Morgan Territory Regional Preserve: Finley Road Entrance
Thursday, January 02, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
NOTE:
Morgan Territory: Finley Rd Entrance


Starting at 9:30 am from Finley Road is a moderate 6.6-mile 1200-ft elevation gain or a longer 8.8-mile 1600-ft elevation gain loop-hike.

There is limted parkihg so plan to carpool and park and meet in the open area on the side of the road. Then a group 3/4 mile walk to get to the trailhead and head up Old Finley Road.Turn right on Sulphur Springs Trail. At the first Black Hills Trail junction there will be a snack break. Here the short and long hikes split.

The short hike turns left on Black Hills Trail, left on Crestview Road, left on Amphitheater Trail and left on Walnut Trail, then a final left on Old Finley Road back to the cars.

The long hike continues on Sulphur Springs, then left up Black Hills Trail #2. Turn right on Crestview Road, rejoining the short hike, left on Amphitheater Trail and left on Walnut Trail, then a final left on Old Finley Road back to the cars.

No Facilities on the hike.




Sunol Regional Wilderness: Visitor Center
Wednesday, January 01, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
NOTE:

Special Extra Credit Hike

New Years 20/20 Mission Peak Hike

A challenging 10 mile, 2200 ft out-and-back hike from EBRPD Sunol Regional Wilderness to EBRPD Mission Peak.

We'll start by the gate, near the corral, at the western entrance to the Ohlone Wilderness. The route heads up Ohlone Wilderness, Laurel Loop, Eagle and Peak Trails to a snack on the Peak. The return route will retrace our steps back to Sunol.

For the less adventuresome, the hike to Eagle Spring Backpack Camp provides an easier option at about 9 miles, 1800 ft of elevation gain.

Please park on the right, past the sign-in panel, near the horse corral/Ohlone Wilderness trail-head.

Note: Everyone must carry a current Ohlone Wilderness Permit Map ($2 at the Kiosk, good for a year) on this hike.

From the EBRPD Sunol Web Page

Hikers who cross into the San Francisco Water Department lands that connect Mission Peak Regional Preserve, Sunol-Ohlone Regional Wilderness and Del Valle Regional Park must carry the Ohlone Wilderness Trail map/permit. Each person age 12 years or older is required to have their own permit. Hikers must sign in at trailheads as they enter these lands.


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