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Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area
Castle Rock
RSVPs - 63 -- YES: 13 NO: 36 MAYBE: 14

Castle Rock
Click the Staging Area/Trail Name above for park information.
City: Walnut Creek
Region: EastBay
Park: Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area

Sunday, December 07, 2014 @ 9:30 AM

Event Notes:

Diablo Foothills - Leaders Choice

A moderate 7 or more mile hike of Diablo Foothills and Mount Diablo State Park.

We'll start from the Orchard Staging area on Castle Rock, Borges Ranch, Shell Ridge, Fairy Lantern, Buckeye Ravine, Briones-to-Mt-Diablo, and Little Yosemite Trails to a snack break. The return will be along Pine Canyon on the Stage Road and Castle Rock Trails.

Mud and or excessive rain will modify this route at the leaders discretion ;-) Extra credit miles/elevation will be determined after the snack break.

Leader: Joel Schantz

Trail Notes:

Dogs are permitted on select trails but must be leashed and under voice control at any posted area or parking lot. Dogs may be off-leash in open spaces, provided they are under control at all times. Dogs are NOT permitted in the picnic areas nor on any trails in Mount Diablo State Park (past the cattle gate).

Trailhead Directions:
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From Walnut Creek, head east towards Concord on Ygnacio Valley Road. Turn RIGHT onto Oak Grove Road.

From Concord, venture on Ygnacio Valley Road westbound down the hill into Walnut Creek. Turn LEFT onto Oak Grove Road.

OAK GROVE ROAD becomes CASTLE ROCK ROAD at turn-about (at Walnut Avenue). Proceed Straight thru turnabout onto Castle Rock Road. Go past Northgate High School. Continue to the end. Park in the dirt, near entrance to Castle Rock Park. On busy days when trailhead parking spaces are full, additional parking is available in the dirt overflow parking area on the right side, approximately 0.3 miles prior to reaching the end of the road.

GPS Address: 1700 Castle Rock Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Parking Fee: no charge

The trailhead information on this page was last updated
Saturday, August 17, 2013.

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