Shell Ridge Open Space
Bob Pond Entrance
Bob Pond Entrance
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City: Walnut Creek Region: EastBay Park: Shell Ridge Open SpacePark Map URL: Click Here
Sunday, October 26, 2014 @ 9:30 AM
A moderate, 6-mile loop hike with an option to extend it to 7.5 miles. Route from Bob Pond is Borges Ranch Trail to Twin Ponds, continuing on Twin Ponds Loop Trail past Bullfrog Pond, Foothills Trail, Stonegate Trail, Briones Mt. Diablo Trail, 2nd Buckeye Ravine Trail, Shell Ridge Loop Trail and Stage Road to Castle Rock Park. After a short rest/snack stop, return via the Castle Rock Trail, Shell Ridge Loop Trail, Briones Mt. Diablo Trail to the junction of the Borges Ranch Trail. The shorter hike will descend right on the Borges Ranch Trail to Bob Pond. The longer hike will continue on the Briones Mt. Diablo Trail, Ridge Top Trail, Costanoan Trail, Flat Top Trail, and Hanna Lane Trail to Bob Pond. Water, restrooms and picnic tables at Bob Pond and Castle Rock Park. Dogs welcome, off-leash OK on the trails. Google maps location is Bob Pond, Alamo, CA 94598.
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Cell Phone: (925) 548-8783
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From 680 Fwy, take Ygnacio Valley Rd for 2.3 miles to Walnut Ave (not Blvd). Turn right and proceed for 1.6 miles to the traffic circle. Take 1st exit onto Oak Grove Rd and continue on Castle Rock Rd for 1.0 mile. Turn right onto the signed road to Borges Ranch and continue for 0.6 mile to Bob Pond parking area. From the east, take Ygnacio Valley Rd to Oak Grove Rd. Turn left and proceed for 1.0 mile to the traffic circle. Continue straight on Oak Grove and continue on Castle Rock Rd for 1.0 mile. Turn right onto the signed road to Borges Ranch and continue for 0.6 mile to Bob Pond parking area.
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Thursday, November 30, 2017.
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