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Hike Details for Bob Pond Entrance

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Shell Ridge Open Space
Bob Pond Entrance
RSVPs - 73 -- YES: 14 NO: 41 MAYBE: 18

Bob Pond Entrance
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City: Walnut Creek
Region: EastBay
Park: Shell Ridge Open Space
Park Map URL: Click Here

Sunday, November 09, 2014 @ 9:00 AM


Event Notes:

A hikers choice of either a moderate 6.5-mile 1000-foot elevation gain or a longer 8.5-mile 1400-foot elevation gain loop hike from Bob Pond to Macedo Ranch. Route will be Borges Ranch, Briones - Mt. Diablo, Shell Ridge Loop Trails, Stage Road, Little Yosemite, Briones - Mt. Diablo Trails, and Wall Point Road to Macedo Ranch. After a short rest/snack stop, return via Wall Point Road and Briones - Mt. Diablo Trail to the junction of Borges Ranch Trail. The shorter hike will return on the Borges Ranch Trail to Bob Pond. The longer hike will continue on Briones - Mt. Diablo, and Sugar Loaf  Shell Ridge Trails to Bullfrog Pond, then Twin Ponds Loop Trail to Twin Ponds, and Borges Ranch Trail to Bob Pond. Restrooms, water and picnic tables available at Bob Pond and Macedo Ranch. Dogs are not allowed in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Contact: Howard   
Email: [email protected]
Cell Phone: (925) 548-8783


Trail Notes:

Bob Pond is about 0.1 mile before the road ends at Borges Ranch. There are many trails here which provide for a variety of hikes of varying length and difficulty.


Trailhead Directions:
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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.

Parking Fee: None
Other Fees: None

The trailhead information on this page was last updated
Thursday, November 30, 2017.

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