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Hike Details for Finley Rd Entrance

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Morgan Territory Regional Preserve
Finley Rd Entrance

Finley Rd Entrance
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City: Blackhawk
Region: EastBay
Park: Morgan Territory Regional Preserve

Sunday, July 01, 2007 @ 9:30 AM

Event Notes:

This is an ~8 mile hike over a gradually higher fire road. There is a steep descent about the mid point. I plan to stop just before this and have snacks under a tree. Recommend hiking poles. I plan to rest before this descent and snack in the shade of a tree. NO SERVICES in this part of the park. Take care of business before you get here. Parking is limited to about 10 spaces on the side of the road, so carpool if you can. Pleasanton/Dublin residents contact me and I will try to accomodate. I only have room for one more, but perhaps a bigger vehicle will work. Trader Joes is a good meeting spot. It's primitive, but I think you will like the hike. From 580, exit Tassajara Rd. north. About 10 miles to Finley Rd on your right. About 2 miles to the vehicles parked on the right side of the road.

Contact: Andrew Kincaid
Cell Phone: (925)

Trail Notes:

Explore this wilderness area located in the remote hills between Mt Diablo St Pk & Morgan Territory Regional Park. Access is via Finley Rd trailhead (east of Blackhawk). For seasoned hikers only, please! Not a beginner hike. Approximately 8 miles total distance, with moderate elevation gain and a moderate to brisk pace. Bring plenty of water and snacks. No water or facilities available.

Trailhead Directions:

Exit I-680 at Diablo Rd in Danville and go EAST towards Mt Diablo (away from downtown Danville...that would be LEFT from Southbound I-680 or RIGHT from Northbound I-680. Go EAST under freeway about ½ mi to "Y" in road. Take Right onto Camino Tassajara Rd. Stay on Camino Tassajara by turning LEFT at intersection with Sycamore Valley Rd. Follow Camino Tassajara east about 7 miles past Blackhawk and other housing developments. When you pass school on left, will become open space. Watch for Finley Rd & turn LEFT. Follow road about 2 miles & park alongside road. No parking within last ½ mile! If you see no parking signs, you have gone too far.

The trailhead information on this page was last updated
Wednesday, September 13, 2006.

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