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Round Valley Regional Preserve
Main Staging Area
RSVPs - 52 -- YES: 16 NO: 28 MAYBE: 8

Main Staging Area
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City: Brentwood
Region: EastBay
Park: Round Valley Regional Preserve
Park Map URL: Click Here

Sunday, April 29, 2018 @ 9:30 AM


Event Notes:

Round (the) Valley


Let's slow things down from some tough hikes of late and meet at 9:30am for a hike through Round Valley. All hikes include a steep beginning 2.5 mile section followed by flat hiking. Your choice of a Short 4.5 mile/1100' moderate hike or a Long 8.3 mile/1340' moderate+ hike with an optional XL 10.5 mile/1600' moderate++ if you would like to hike every official trail in the park!

Please download and print out the trail route map here. Route will be over the bridge, left on Hardy Canyon Trail for 3 miles. Short route will turn right on Miwok Trail following it back to the parking area. The long and XL hikes turn left on Miwok, right on Murphy Meadow then left to the Round Valley Group Camp for a break. Both hikes continue back to Murphy Meadow trail. Hikes diverge at the T-intersection. Long hike turns right on Murphy Meadow following it for a mile and crossing a bridge before a left to return to Miwok Trail. Follow Miwok all the way back to the parking area.

The XL hike will turn left at the T-intersection at Murphy Meadow onto No Name #1 for a .4 mile out and back. Rejoin the long hike, then left on Fox Trail for a 1.6 mile out and back to the fenceline. Rejoin the long hike crossing the bridge and left on Miwok. About .75 miles down, veer left for a .2 mile out and back to the fenceline, return to the Miwok Trail and in .5 miles return to the parking area. Facilities at Trailhead and break spot only. Due to sensitive habitat, dogs are not allowed. Route will be marked with flour arrows.

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


Trail Notes:

This site is on the east side of Mt. Diablo, so allow plenty of time to get there (it takes 45 minutes from San Ramon).

Due to the sensitive nature of the wildlife habitat at Round Valley, dogs are not allowed in the park.


Trailhead Directions:
Click Here for a Map

From Walnut Creek: From I-680, exit at Ygnacio Valley Road. Proceed eastbound towards Concord to Clayton Road (about 8 miles). Right turn onto Clayton road. Clayton Road becomes Marsh Creek Road in Clayton. Proceed east on Marsh Creek Road, past Deer Valley Road until you reach the Preserve Staging area on your right. The Staging area is located approximately 7.5 miles past the Marsh Creek Detention Facility, or about 20 minutes east of dowtown Clayton.

From Brentwood: Take Walnut Blvd south to Marsh Creek Road, turn right onto Marsh Creek Road. When Marsh Creek Road intersects with Camino Diablo Road, bear right to stay on Marsh Creek Road. You will reach the Preserve Staging Area on your left.

Coming from the south (Livermore area), take Hwy 580 to Vasco Rd. north about 15 miles to Camino Diablo (traffic light). Left about 5 miles to RVP on the left. Note that Camino Diablo's name changes to Marsh Creek Rd. after about 2 miles.

Parking Fee: None

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

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