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Hike Details for Castle Rock Park

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Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area
Castle Rock Park
RSVPs - 55 -- YES: 13 NO: 36 MAYBE: 6

Castle Rock Park
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City: Walnut Creek
Region: EastBay
Park: Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area

Thursday, March 07, 2019 @ 9:30 AM


Event Notes:

Castle Rock Park


Meet at the restrooms about 1/4 mile from the parking area.

Starting at 9:30 am from Castle Rock Park is a moderate approx. 7-mile 1500-ft elevation gain hike to the Livorna Staging Area.

Route will be Stage Road, right on Fairly Lantern Trail, left to continue to a left on Buckeye Ravine Trail to top of hill, right on Briones to Mt. Diablo Trail, left on Borges Ranch Trail, right on south Twin Ponds Loop Trail to Bullfrog Pond. Right on Sugarloaf - Shell Ridge Trail, left on Franco Ranch Trail, left on Hazard Trail, right on Foothills Trail to the Livorna Staging Area.

After a short rest/snack stop return back on Foothill Trail, continuing on Foothill Trail to a left onto Briones to Mt. Diablo Trail, right on 2nd Buckeye Ravine Trail, right on Fairy Lantern Trail, left on Stage Road to return to Castle Rock Park.

Water and restrooms at Castle Rock Park.

Please download and/or print out the route map here: Route Map

Contact: Howard   
Email: [email protected]
Cell Phone: (925) 548-8783


Trail Notes:

A series of hikes starting at Castle Rock Park going into Mt Diablo State Park


Trailhead Directions:
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From 24 Fwy take the I-680 N exit on the LEFT toward SACRAMENTO/CONCORD and then exit 15B for Ygnacio Valley Rd. Turn RIGHT onto Ygnacio Valley Rd and drive 2.2 miles. Turn RIGHT on Walnut Ave. Drive 1.6 miles to the roundabout. Follow AT ROUNDABOUT directions below. From 680 Fwy northbound take exit 46B for Ygnacio Valley Rd. Turn RIGHT onto Ygnacio Valley Rd and drive 2.2 miles. Turn RIGHT on Walnut Ave. Drive 1.6 miles to the roundabout. Follow AT ROUNDABOUT directions below. From 680 Fwy southbound take exit 47 for N Main St. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for North Main St S and merge onto N Main St. Turn left onto Ygnacio Valley Rd. After 2 miles turn RIGHT on Walnut Ave. Drive 1.6 miles to the roundabout. Follow AT ROUNDABOUT directions below. From Ygnacio Valley Rd westbound, turn LEFT onto Oak Grove Rd and drive for 1.1 miles to the roundabout. Follow AT ROUNDABOUT directions below. AT ROUNDABOUT: Take the exit onto Oak Grove Rd. Oak Grove Rd becomes Castle Rock Rd. Drive for 2.1 miles to the Park. Limited parking is available at the end of Castle Rock Rd, but there is additional parking at the Orchard Staging Area on the right before the end of the road. Address is 1700 Castle Rock Road, Walnut Creek.

Parking Fee: None
Other Fees: None

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

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