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Hike Details for Rudgear Park

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Shell Ridge Open Space
Rudgear Park
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Rudgear Park
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City: Walnut Creek
Region: EastBay
Park: Shell Ridge Open Space
Park Map URL: Click Here

Thursday, March 03, 2016 @ 9:30 AM


Event Notes:

About a 7.5 mile, 1,200-foot elevation gain loop hike in Diablo Foothills/Shell Ridge starting from Rudgear Park in Walnut Creek. Use 2250 Stewart Ave., Walnut Creek for GPS. Route will be Sugarloaf-Shell Ridge Trail, Franco Ranch Loop Trail, Benham Court, Hazard Trail, Foothills Trail, Stonegate Trail, Briones to Mt. Diablo Trail, Buckeye Ravine Trail, Fairy Lantern Trail, Castle Rock single track trail, Diablo Scenic Trail, Borges Ranch Trail stopping at Bob Pond to rest/snack. Return on Borges Ranch Trail, Twin Ponds Trail, Foothills Trail, Sugarloaf-Shell Ridge Trail back to the trailhead. Water/bathrooms at trailhead and Bob Pond.

Contact: Dan   
Cell Phone: (925) 323-7384


Trail Notes:

Many routes of varying difficulty and length are available in Shell Ridge.


Trailhead Directions:
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From 680 southbound take exit 45A for So. Main St. Turn right onto So. Main St. and continue for 0.3 mile to Danville Blvd. Continue for 0.3 mile and turn left onto Rudgear Road.

From 680 northbound take exit 44 for Rudgear Road and turn right onto Rudgear Rd.

When on Rudgear Road, drive for 0.9 miles, then turn right onto Stewart Ave. After about 0.5 miles the park is on the left. Plenty of parking in the lot next to the basketball courts. Address is 2250 Stewart Ave., Walnut Creek, CA 94596.

Parking Fee: None
Other Fees: None

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

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