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Hike Details for Inspiration Point to Pearl Reservoir

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Inspiration Point to Pearl Reservoir

Inspiration Point to Pearl Reservoir
Click the Staging Area/Trail Name above for park information.
City: Berkeley Hills
Region: EastBay

Sunday, July 16, 2006 @ 9:05 AM

CarPool Option:
Meet @ 8:30 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:

Paved portion of trail is 4 miles in and back (8 total), however, I will be hiking the dirt portion as well, so this could easily turn into a 12+ mile hike for those adventurous types. :) It will be a HOT day, so if you plan to continue on to the dirt trail with me, be sure to bring PLENTY of water! :)

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

Trail Notes:

Meet at the bathroom/out house at the start of the Nimitz Way trail. We will start our hike on the paved Nimitz Way trail until the paved section ends (at the 4 mile marker). Then continue on dirt section thru the gate until the end at Pearl Reservoir. Total distance round trip is 14 miles! Terrain is level on Nimitz Way, but there are some steep uphill and downhill grades on the dirt portion.

Trailhead Directions:

From Highway 24, take the CAMINO PABLO exit towards JFK UNIV/ORINDA VILLAGE/RICHMOND. Head north on Camino Pablo for approximately 3 miles. At the intersection where Camino Pablo turns into San Pablo Dam Road, turn LEFT onto Wildcat Canyon Road. Inspiration Point will be on your RIGHT side.

Parking Fee: no charge

The trailhead information on this page was last updated
Friday, July 14, 2006.

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