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Hike Details for Castle Rock Park

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

Thursday, May 02, 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 short approx 6.4-mile or longer 7.7-mile hike.

Route is across the lawn through the gate and left on the Castle Rock Trail, continuing on Stage Road, left on the Sunset Trail and continuing on Falcon Road to the bottom of the hill. Then right on Little Pine Creek Road back up for a right turn on Burma Road down to Pine Pond. Turn right onto Stage Road and continue for a rest/snack stop past the gate at the picnic tables at the junction of Little Yosemite Trail. The short hike continues on Stage Road to the Castle Rock trailhead.

The long hike takes Little Yosemite Trail, right on Briones to Mt. Diablo Trail, right on the 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. No dogs are allowed in Mt. Diablo State 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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