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Hike Details for Utility Trail to Canal Trail

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EBRPD
Utility Trail to Canal Trail

Utility Trail to Canal Trail
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City: Pleasant Hill
Region: EastBay
Park: EBRPD
Park Map URL: Click Here

Sunday, May 10, 2009 @ 10:30 AM


Event Notes:

Please arrive early in order to look for parking. Additional street parking along the side roads. We will walk 1.11 miles to the Contra Costa Canal Trail, turning right at the junction. Then it's up to you how far you wish to go. Trail ends at Glacier Drive in Martinez (at Hwy 4), an additional one way distance of 5.73 miles.

Contact: John Bondon
Cell Phone: (925) 457-7717
Work Phone: (925) 272-4321


Trail Notes:

This is a paved trail, safe for adults and children age 9 and up. Parents should use caution when accompanied by younger children, as this trail does cross several roads, some busy, some not. This is a in and back hike starting south-west bound on the paved trail from West Hookston then heading north-west (right turn) on Canal Trail at the 1.11 mile mark. In this direction the Canal Trail ends at Glacier Drive in Martinez (at Hwy 4), an additional one way distance of 5.73 miles from this junction point, so figure total distance of 6.84 miles one way, or up to 13.68 miles round trip, depending how far you decide to go. For those wishing to turn back early, use the following as a guide for when to turn back:
Turn Around At total one way distance total round trip distance
Boyd Road 2.47 miles 4.94 miles
Gregory Lane 2.78 miles 5.56 miles
Taylor Blvd 4.13 miles 8.26 miles
Viking Drive 4.58 miles 9.16 miles
Golf Club Road (DVC) 5.19 miles 10.38 miles


Trailhead Directions:
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From Dublin/San Ramon, take I-680 North towards Concord. Exit onto CONTRA COSTA BLVD via EXIT 49A toward PLEASANT HILL. At stoplight at bottom of ramp, make a U-TURN at BOYD RD onto CONTRA COSTA BLVD.

From Oakland/Berkeley, take Hwy 24 East toward Walnut Creek/Concord, merge onto I-680 North at Walnut Creek. Exit onto CONTRA COSTA BLVD via EXIT 49A toward PLEASANT HILL. At stoplight at bottom of ramp, make a U-TURN at BOYD RD onto CONTRA COSTA BLVD.

From Antioch/Pittsburg, take Hwy 4 West towards Concord/Pacheco, merge onto I-680 South towards Walnut Creek/Dublin. Exit at Monument Blvd. At stoplight, turn RIGHT onto Monument Blvd, immediately get into far left turn lane. Turn LEFT onto CONTRA COSTA BLVD.

Just past Boyd Rd., bear right to pass the freeway onramp. (Do NOT get on freeway!). Right after onramp turn RIGHT onto W. HOOKSTON RD.

Trail is unmarked but starts where the "WARNING HIGH PRESSURE WATER LINE" signs are. Park on street. Additional street parking available along Cleaveland Rd. Meet at first bench along trail next to trash can.

Parking Fee: no charge

The trailhead information on this page was last updated
Friday, May 08, 2009.

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