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Hike Details for Alhambra Creek Staging

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Briones Regional Park
Alhambra Creek Staging
RSVPs - 53 -- YES: 23 NO: 19 MAYBE: 11

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, May 27, 2018 @ 9:30 AM


Event Notes:

May Memorial March


Join us in the hills of Briones for a hike out of Alhambra Creek at 9:30 am. A hiker's choice of a moderate+ 6 mile/1650' hike or a 9 mile/2100' challenging one. The long hike will consist of several short out-and-back trails as we help Steve complete every trail in the park and cross Briones off his list!

Please either print out or download to your phone the trail route map here. We will gather in front of Crow Picnic Area before heading out on the No Name Trail #1 along the creek, turning right at the terminus onto Spengler. We will take a short detour to the Alhambra Water Springbox on the way up the steep hill before reaching Old Briones Road and a left turn. Another left takes us up Briones Crest for a hike past Briones Peak and a break at Table Top for great views of Mount Diablo and the valley (fog dependent). We then head right down Table Top connector for a left on Spengler. At the next two junctions, stay right to continue on Spengler.

The hikes diverge here, the long hike turns right on No Name #2 for a short out-and-back, and both hikes continue up Spengler. All hikers turn right on Diablo View Trail, with the long hike making a left on No Name #3 for a short out-and-back. The short hike will continue on Diablo View back to the cars. The long hike continues on Diablo View, right for an out-and-back on Hidden Ponds Trail, continue on Diablo View, right on Tavan Trail for a short out-and-back, then right on No Name #4 for a jaunt down a horse trail to the stables, cross the park entrance road, and then back on Hayfield Trail which parallels the road back to the cars. The trail will be marked with flour arrows along the route. Facilities are located at Crow Picnic area only. Dogs Allowed.

Please note: This group does not stay together on the hike instead relying on arrows put on the ground with flour to mark turns. You are encouraged to stay with others who are hiking your speed and you should also carry the trail route map (link above) either downloaded to your phone or in paper form.

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:
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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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