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Hike Details for Los Vaqueros Interpretive Center

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Los Vaqueros Watershed
Los Vaqueros Interpretive Center
RSVPs - 47 -- YES: 14 NO: 30 MAYBE: 3

Los Vaqueros Interpretive Center
Click the Staging Area/Trail Name above for park information.
City: Brentwood
Region: EastBay
Park: Los Vaqueros Watershed
Park Map URL: Click Here

Sunday, November 04, 2018 @ 9:00 AM


Event Notes:

Los Vaqueros Peninsula Hike

Your choice of two hikes in Contra Costa Water District's Los Vaqueros Reservoir
a Moderate 5.6 mile, 1300 ft. ele. or
a Challenging 9.5 mile, 1700 ft. ele.

Starting from the the Interpretive Center by the Dam we'll hike over to Peninsula Cove on the Interpretive and Los Vaqueros Trails. At the Badger Pass intersection the Short hike stops at the picnic table near the toilet to snack/rest.

The longer hike continues to Cowboy cove on Peninsula Trail and Peninsula Crest Trail to snack at the Ridge picnic tables. After the snack the long hike returns to the Badger Pass intersection and rejoins the short hike returning to the Parking lot.

Both hikes return via the same trails as the outbound direction with a short cut at Peninsula Cove.

Please download and print the route map with directions linked here.

Leader: Joel Schantz


Trail Notes:

Los Vaqueros has more than 53 miles of hilly trails for hiking, offering spectacular views and challenging walks. The Walnut Blvd. (dam side) is often closed to hiking from Feb-July due to nesting Golden Eagles.


Trailhead Directions:
Click Here for a Map

The address is 19 Walnut Blvd. in Brentwood. **From Walnut Creek and points west, take 680 to Ygnacio Valley Rd., after 8 miles, right on Clayton and continue on Marsh Creek Rd. After 13 miles, slight right on Camino Diablo for 3.5 miles. Right on Walnut Blvd. This route is a winding road, for alternate route see below. **From Martinez/Concord/Antioch, take 680/Hwy 4 east all the way into Brentwood (becomes 2 lanes east of Antioch). Continue on Vasco Rd. 1.5 miles, right on Walnut Blvd. **From all points south of Danville: Take 680 to 580 East, exit 55 N. Vasco Rd. toward Brentwood. After 14 miles, left on Camino Diablo, left on Walnut Blvd.

Parking Fee: $6/$4 resident CCWD

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

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