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Briones Regional Park
Bear Creek Staging Area
RSVPs - 22 -- YES: 14 NO: 7 MAYBE: 1

Bear Creek Staging Area
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City: Orinda
Region: EastBay
Park: Briones Regional Park
Park Map URL: Click Here
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Sunday, August 21, 2016 @ 9:00 AM

Event Notes:

Lagoons and Crests Hike

Join us for a 9:00 am hike at Briones Regional Park. We'll explore some of the lesser known trails on a hiker's choice of a short 7 mile/1670' moderate+ hike, a medium 8 mile/1870' challenging hike, or a long 9.7 mile/2260'difficult hike.

Hike begins on Old Briones Road, left on Black Oak, right on Mott Peak, right on Briones Crest, left on Lagoon, left to stay on Lagoon, another left to stay on Lagoon. All hikers will take a rest break at the top of the hill after a long climb. Hike continues right on Briones Crest Trail. At marker #13 the hikes diverge. The short hike continues straight on down Briones Crest until the end, then left by Oak Grove Picnic area and back to the parking area.

The medium and long hikes turn right on Deer Creek Tr., right on Pereira to a junction. The long hike continues straight on an out back to the park boundary. The medium hike turns left then right following the Ivan Dickson loop trail out and back to the Ivan Dickson Memorial. Return to the junction and turn right on Pereira, then right on Deer Creek Tr., until the end where you turn left and head toward Oak Grove Picnic area and on to the parking area.

Detailed directions and maps will be available and the trail will be marked along the route. DOGS welcome. Facilities at the trailhead only. See you at 9:00 am!!!


Contact: Steve Smith
Email: [email protected]
Cell Phone: (925) 325-0805

Trail Notes:

Briones' 6,255 acres are home to many animals and birds, which forage on the grasslands or find shelter among the oaks and bays. You may see black-tailed deer, coyotes, squirrels, red-tailed hawks, turkey vultures, and, if you are lucky, other more reclusive creatures. There are gorgeous wildflower displays in season.

Trailhead Directions:
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Exit Highway 24 at the Orinda/Camino Pablo exit 9 and head toward Richmond on Camino Pablo for 2.2 miles. Turn right on Bear Creek Rd/Wildcat Canyon Rd and travel about 4.5 miles. The staging area is on the right slightly past the Happy Valley Rd intersection. From Richmond take San Pablo Dam Rd to Bear Creek Road/Wildcat Canyon Rd and turn left. Then follow above info to reach the staging area. For map users, the intersection of Bear Creek Rd and Happy Valley Rd is close to the staging area.

Parking Fee: $3 when kiosk attend
Other Fees: $2 per dog

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

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