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Hike Details for Briones Reservoir Overlook hike

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Briones Reservoir
Briones Reservoir Overlook hike
RSVPs - 41 -- YES: 10 NO: 28 MAYBE: 3

Briones Reservoir Overlook hike
Click the Staging Area/Trail Name above for park information.
City: Orinda/Lafayette
Region: EastBay
Park: Briones Reservoir

Thursday, June 01, 2017 @ 9:30 AM


Event Notes:

About a 7.5-mile, 750-foot elevation gain, out-and-back hike from the Briones Reservoir Overlook Staging Area to the overlook area near the entrance kiosk at San Pablo Reservoir. A mostly shaded hike through the trees to shaded picnic tables with a view of the reservoir.

Route is left on Oursan Trail, right onto Old San Pablo Trail to the reservoir overlook area.

After a short rest/snack stop we will return via the same trails. Bring your EBMUD permit although there should be enough to accommodate our hikers. Restroom at the Overlook Staging Area and restrooms and water at San Pablo Reservoir.

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


Trailhead Directions:

From highway 24 westbound take the Orinda exit. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Orinda Village/Richmond and merge onto Camino Pablo. Continue on Camino Pablo for 2.2 miles to Bear Creek Road.

From highway 24 eastbound take the exit toward Moraga. Turn left onto Camino Pablo and continue for 2.3 miles to Bear Creek Road.

At Bear Creek Road (traffic signal) turn right and drive 1.4 miles to the Briones Overlook staging area on the left. It is very near the top of a big hill. Easy to miss, so drive slow. Big parking lot, small entrance.

Other Fees: EBMUD permit required

The trailhead information on this page was last updated
Wednesday, February 19, 2014.

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