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Round Valley Regional Preserve
Main Staging Area
RSVPs - 16 -- YES: 8 NO: 6 MAYBE: 2

Main Staging Area
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City: Brentwood
Region: EastBay
Park: Round Valley Regional Preserve
Park Map URL: Click Here

Sunday, October 23, 2016 @ 9:30 AM


Event Notes:

Either an 8.5-mile, 1100-ft or a shorter 5-mile, 1000-ft hike in Round Valley Regional Preserve.

Route from the staging area is across the bridge, then left onto the Hardy Canyon Trail up to the gap. Those that want to enjoy a nice view may turn left at the gap for a short distance to the top of the hill. From the gap continue down to the Miwok Trail. The short hike will turn right on the Miwok Trail and follow it back 1.7 miles to the trailhead parking area.

The longer hike will turn left on the Miwok Trail, right on the Murphy Meadow Trail, left on the trail to the Round Valley Group Camp where we will take a short rest/snack stop.

Then return from the Group Camp, left on the Murphy Meadow Trail, continuing right on the Murphy Meadow Trail, crossing the bridge then left on the Miwok Trail for the return to the staging area.

Water and restrooms are available at the staging area and the Group Camp. Dogs are not allowed in Round Valley. For GPS or map users the address of the Round Valley staging area is 19450 Marsh Creek Road in Brentwood.

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


Trail Notes:

This site is on the east side of Mt. Diablo, so allow plenty of time to get there (it takes 45 minutes from San Ramon).

Due to the sensitive nature of the wildlife habitat at Round Valley, dogs are not allowed in the park.


Trailhead Directions:
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From Walnut Creek: From I-680, exit at Ygnacio Valley Road. Proceed eastbound towards Concord to Clayton Road (about 8 miles). Right turn onto Clayton road. Clayton Road becomes Marsh Creek Road in Clayton. Proceed east on Marsh Creek Road, past Deer Valley Road until you reach the Preserve Staging area on your right. The Staging area is located approximately 7.5 miles past the Marsh Creek Detention Facility, or about 20 minutes east of dowtown Clayton.

From Brentwood: Take Walnut Blvd south to Marsh Creek Road, turn right onto Marsh Creek Road. When Marsh Creek Road intersects with Camino Diablo Road, bear right to stay on Marsh Creek Road. You will reach the Preserve Staging Area on your left.

Coming from the south (Livermore area), take Hwy 580 to Vasco Rd. north about 15 miles to Camino Diablo (traffic light). Left about 5 miles to RVP on the left. Note that Camino Diablo's name changes to Marsh Creek Rd. after about 2 miles.

Parking Fee: None

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

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