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Hike Details for Alhambra Creek Staging

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Briones Regional Park
Alhambra Creek Staging
RSVPs - 28 -- YES: 17 NO: 6 MAYBE: 5

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

Sunday, August 20, 2017 @ 9:00 AM


Event Notes:

Alhambra Creek No Name Challenge


We will be exploring some of the no name trails on the north side of Briones with a Potluck Picnic for all after the hike. Starting at 9:00 am from the Crow Picnic Area, this is a hiker's choice of a moderately challenging 7.1 mile/1600' or a challenging 9.5 mile/2300' hike. Please download and print out the route map here.

It is time once again to gather for our POTLUCK PICNIC after the hike! You don't need to bring anything to attend, but if you would like to bring items to share, there is a sign-up sheet online. Please bring a folding chair or two if you have them. Everyone is welcome, there will be plenty of food...so please come hang with us for a little while afterwards. If you know anyone who would be willing to sit and save us a table while we hike, e-mail Steve. To sign-up for the potluck click here.

We'll head out Alhambra Creek Trail, right No Name #1, right Spengler, left Old Briones, right Briones Crest, left No Name #2, left Mott Peak, right Abrigo Valley to Wee-ta-chi for snack break. Continue on Abrigo, right Briones Crest, across Old Briones on No Name #3. Short hike turns left and past the lagoons to rejoin Spengler, right on Spengler, left on Alhambra Creek. You can choose the scenic route, No Name #5, back along the creekbed by going just past the turnoff and left on a single track.

The long hike continues right through the gate and up No Name #4, left on Table Top connector trail, left on Spengler, left near the water trough to stay on Spengler, left past Diablo View to stay on Spengler, then right on Alhambra Creek. You can choose the scenic route, No Name #5, back along the creekbed turning right just before the turnoff on a single track.

The trail will be marked with flour arrows along the route. For driving directions click here. Facilities located at trailhead and break spot. Dogs Welcome, though the long hike might be pretty difficult for Buster. Fees are rarely collected here before 9:00. See you at 9:00 am!!!

Contact: Steve Smith
Email: [email protected]
Cell Phone: (925) 325-0805


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:
Click Here for a Map

From Antioch: 4 West, Alhambra Ave. exit. Turn left on Alhambra for .6 mile, right on Alhambra Valley Rd. for 1.2 miles. Turn left on Reliez Valley Rd. for .6 miles. Staging area on right at Brookwood Dr. From Concord: 680 South, exit at Gregory Lane. Continue straight on Gregory for 1.2 miles. Continue straight on Grayson for .9 mile. Turn right on Reliez Valley for 1.6 miles. Staging area on left at Brookwood Dr. From Danville: 680 North, 24 West, exit at Pleasant Hill Rd. Stay right at fork to Pleasant Hill Rd North. Continue on Pleasant Hill Rd for 1.8 miles, stay to left to continue on Taylor Blvd. for 2.1 miles. Turn left on Grayson for .5 miles. Turn right on Reliez Valley for 1.6 miles. Staging area on left at Brookwood Dr. From Orinda: 24 East, exit at Pleasant Hill Rd., keep left following signs to Pleasant Hill Rd North. Continue on Pleasant Hill Rd for 1.8 miles, stay to left to continue on Taylor Blvd. for 2.1 miles. Turn left on Grayson for .5 miles. Turn right on Reliez Valley for 1.6 miles. Staging area on left at Brookwood Dr.

Parking Fee: $5 on weekends

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

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