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Hike Details for Briones Crest Loop

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Briones Regional Park
Briones Crest Loop

Briones Crest Loop
Click the Staging Area/Trail Name above for park information.
City: Lafayette/Martinez
Region: EastBay
Park: Briones Regional Park
Park Map URL: Click Here

Sunday, July 02, 2006 @ 9:10 AM

CarPool Option:
Meet @ 8:40 AM
At: Civic Executive Center, 201 North Civic Drive, Walnut Creek
Click Here for a Map to CarPool Meeting Spot

From Antioch/Pittsburg, take Hwy 4 West to Hwy 680 South. Take the North Main Street exit in Walnut Creek (exit #47). Bear SOUTHbound on North Main Street (right lane) (or rightt turn if you reach the stop light). You will cross back over the freeway. Get into the far left hand lane. Turn left onto Parkside Drive (stop light), then right turn onto North Civic Drive (2nd stoplight). Pass 7-11 on the right. Next driveway after the stoplight is 201 N Civic Drive. Turn right into parking lot.

From San Ramon/Dublin, take Hwy 680 North towards Walnut Creek. Or from Berkeley/Orinda, take Hwy 24 East towards Walnut Creek. Exit at Ygnacio Valley Road. At bottom of offramp (stoplight) turn right onto Ygnacio Valley Road, follow until you reach Civic Drive. Left at Civic. Drive about a block, turn left into the Civic Executive Center lot (3 story building).

Event Notes:

Same location as our Table Top hike, but starting from a different side of Briones.

Contact: John Bondon
Cell Phone: (925) 457-7717
Work Phone: (925) 272-4321

Trail Notes:

From the trailhead, we'll take the Alhambra Creek Trail and Spengler Trail (turning right) to Briones Crest Trail and turn left. This stretch rises to Briones Peak at 1,483 feet in just 2.5 miles! It is the highest point in the park and grants a panoramic view of the East Bay's rolling hillsides. The view includes Mount Diablo, the west Delta, Suisun Bay, and the Mothball Fleet. To complete the loop, we'll turn left on Spengler Trail, and then right on Diablo View Trail. Total distance is 8.16 miles or 3-5 hours.

Trailhead Directions:
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From Dublin/San Ramon, travel 680 North past Walnut Creek/Concord. Take Hwy 4 West, then follow directions from Antioch/Pittsburg (below).

From Antioch/Pittsburg, travel Hwy 4 West and take the Alhambra Avenue exit. Turn south on Alhambra Avenue and drive to Alhambra Valley Road. Bear right on Alhambra Valley Road and drive one mile to Reliez Valley Road. Turn left on Reliez Valley Road and drive .5 mile to the parking area on the right. Look for the trailhead indicating Alhambra Creek Trail.

From Berkeley/Oakland, take Hwy 24 East thru the Caldecutt Tunnel. Take the Pleasant Hill Road exit onto Pleasant Hill Road North. After approximately 2 miles, continue on Taylor Road. Go about 2 miles and turn left onto Grayson Blvd. Turn right onto Reliez Valley Road. Continue for 1.6 miles and watch for the trailhead on the left.

Parking Fee: $5 when attended
Other Fees: $2 dog fee

The trailhead information on this page was last updated
Sunday, July 02, 2006.

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