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Hike Details for Bear Creek Staging Area

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Briones Regional Park
Bear Creek Staging Area
RSVPs - 42 -- YES: 9 NO: 30 MAYBE: 3

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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Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 9:30 AM


Event Notes:

A 7+ mile 1400-ft loop hike in Briones Regional Park. Park in the lot on the left just past the entrance kiosk.

Route is on Briones Crest Trail all the way to a right turn onto Mott Peak Trail, right on Abrigo Valley Trail for a short distance to Maud Whalen campground where we will take a short rest/snack stop.

Return back up Mott Peak Trail for a right turn onto Black Oak Trail, right onto Old Briones Road to return to the parking lot.

Water and outhouses at Maud Whalen. Dogs OK on the trails.

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


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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