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Future Local Hikes
The Next Scheduled Hikes Will Be:
(Click on the appropriate link below for more details about each hike.)

Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area
Castle Rock Park

Thursday, January 24, 2019 @ 9:30 AM
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 almost a 7-mile hike to Borges Ranch.

Route is across the lawn through the gate and right on the Castle Rock Trail, left up the hill to the power tower, left on the Shell Ridge Loop Trail and continuing for a right uphill on the Fairy Lantern Trail. Then left onto the Mt. Diablo to Briones Trail, right on the Borges Ranch Trail to Borges Ranch for a short rest/snack stop.

Then continue on the Borges Ranch Trail, right onto the Hanna Lane Trail, left onto the Flat Top Trail, continuing left down the hill on Flat Top, right for a short distance then left onto the Ridge Top Trail, left on Briones to Mt. Diablo Trail, left on Fairy Lantern Trail, contiue right on Fairy Lantern Trail, then left onto Stage Road to return to Castle Rock Park.

Water and restrooms at Castle Rock Park and Borges Ranch.

Los Vaqueros Watershed
Kellogg Picnic Area

Sunday, January 27, 2019 @ 9:30 AM

Los Vaqueros Green Hills Hike

Your choice of two hikes in Contra Costa Watershed's Los Vaqueros Reservoir
A Moderate+ 5.9 mile, 1000 ft. ele. or
a Challenging 8.6 mile, 1500 ft. ele.

Starting from the Kellogg Creek Recreation Area we head up to Eagle Ridge on Walnut, Mortero, Rancho, and Kit Fox Trails.

The short hike can stop to snack here before descending/returning on Eagle Ridge and Walnut Trails.

The longer hike will continue ascending to return on Eagle Ridge, Vista Grande, Mariposa Canyon and Walnut Trails.

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