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Hike Details for Los Vaqueros Interpretive Center

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Los Vaqueros Watershed
Los Vaqueros Interpretive Center
RSVPs - 12 -- YES: 6 NO: 6 MAYBE: 0

Los Vaqueros Interpretive Center
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City: Brentwood
Region: EastBay
Park: Los Vaqueros Watershed
Park Map URL: Click Here

Thursday, October 13, 2016 @ 9:30 AM


Event Notes:

Los Vaqueros - Eagle Ridge

A moderate to challenging short 6.7 mile, 1100 ft or 9 mile, 2000 ft hike in CCWD's Los Vaqueros Reservoir and Watershed.

From the John Muir Interpretive Center Parking Lot we'll cross the road and take Kellogg Creek, Walnut, and Eagle Ridge Trails to a snack stop atop Eagle Ridge. We then continue on Eagle Ridge, Vista Grande, Mariposa Canyon, and Walnut Trails back to the Crest Trail.

The shorter hike will now return to the parking lot while the longer hike ascends on Crest Trail to return via the Interpretive Trail.

Please allow enough time to pay the Park fee of $4 or $6 at the Ranger Station.

After paying your Park Fee please proceed to the John Muir Interpretive Center Parking Lot.

Please Note: Dogs are not allowed in Los Vaqueros.

Leader: Joel Schantz


Trail Notes:

Los Vaqueros has more than 53 miles of hilly trails for hiking, offering spectacular views and challenging walks. The Walnut Blvd. (dam side) is often closed to hiking from Feb-July due to nesting Golden Eagles.


Trailhead Directions:
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The address is 19 Walnut Blvd. in Brentwood. **From Walnut Creek and points west, take 680 to Ygnacio Valley Rd., after 8 miles, right on Clayton and continue on Marsh Creek Rd. After 13 miles, slight right on Camino Diablo for 3.5 miles. Right on Walnut Blvd. This route is a winding road, for alternate route see below. **From Martinez/Concord/Antioch, take 680/Hwy 4 east all the way into Brentwood (becomes 2 lanes east of Antioch). Continue on Vasco Rd. 1.5 miles, right on Walnut Blvd. **From all points south of Danville: Take 680 to 580 East, exit 55 N. Vasco Rd. toward Brentwood. After 14 miles, left on Camino Diablo, left on Walnut Blvd.

Parking Fee: $6/$4 resident CCWD

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

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