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Hike Details for King Canyon Hike

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EBMUD
King Canyon Hike

King Canyon Hike
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City: Moraga/Canyon
Region: EastBay
Park: EBMUD
Alternate URL: Click Here

Sunday, October 22, 2006 @ 9:00 AM


CarPool Option:
Meet @ 8:00 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:

The staging area is located between the cities of Moraga and Canyon. it is a total of 6.5 miles and it does have the steep climb from mile 4 to about mile 5. The hike will take between 2 and 2.5 hours to complete. If people are interested in going for something to eat afterwards, we can make that decision once we return to the parking lot. I plan on waiting for approximately 15-20 minutes after completing the hike for any remaining hikers, but after that, I'm outta there ;-) I would classify this as a challenging hikeĀ…not too difficult or strenuous, but does have some uneven terrain and can be hilly. I'd advise people to not do this hike unless they have hiked before and feel comfortable with their ability to handle hills and distance. I would also advise people that if we have rain before 10/22, that they may want to bring a change of shoes since the trail will most likely be muddy.

Contact: Diane Erbeznik
Email: [email protected]
Cell Phone: (925) 348-0014


Trail Notes:

This is about a 6 mile hike and for the most part, just gradual inclines (mostly gently rolling hills), although there is a pretty tough 1 mile climb between miles 4 and 5. A hiking permit is required for this trail.


Trailhead Directions:

From Walnut Creek, take 24 to the Central Lafayette exit and make the first 2 immediate right turns off of 24. Make a right on Mt. Diablo Blvd. and a left on Moraga Road. Follow Moraga Road all the way to the Valle Vista Staging Area (about 5 miles). The staging area will be on the left.

Parking Fee: none
Other Fees: Permits cost $3/day, $10/1yr, $20/3yrs, $30/5yrs

The trailhead information on this page was last updated
Wednesday, May 02, 2007.

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