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Briones Regional Park
Lafayette Ridge Trail

Lafayette Ridge Trail
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City: Lafayette
Region: EastBay
Park: Briones Regional Park
Park Map URL: Click Here
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Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 9:00 AM

Event Notes:

You park at the staging area on the west side of Pleasant Hill Road, just south of Springhill Elementary School. This starts as a steady climb of about one half hour, which levels out to gently rolling hills at the top. I have never led it so don't know how far we will get, but I plan to hike at least 2 hours. Dogs may run off leash in undeveloped areas. Cattle may be present.

Contact: DeBose Forrest
Cell Phone: (925)

Trail Notes:

The first part of this hike is probably the toughest, ascending from the parking lot to the ridge itself. After that it is a lot of rolling up and down, some steep parts, but generally a moderate hike. This is a great hike if you're goal is to get your heart rate up! Dogs are permitted on this trail.

From the parking lot/staging area, follow the Lafayette Ridge Trail to the end until you encounter the intersection of the Mariposa and Briones Crest Trails. 2.99 miles one way; 5.98 round trip.

Trailhead Directions:
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From Berkeley, take Hwy 24 East towards Walnut Creek. Before you reach 680, exit at Pleasant Hill Road North in Lafayette.

From Concord or Pittsburg/Antioch, take Hwy 4 West to Hwy 680 South to Hwy 24 West. First exit once you get onto Hwy 24 should be Pleasant Hill Road. Exit Pleasant Hill Road - North.

From Pleasanton/San Ramon, take highway 680 North to highway 24 West. Exit at Pleasant Hill Road North in Lafayette.

Proceed north on Pleasant Hill Road past the gas station (on right) and Acalanes High School (also on right side). At Springhill Road (stoplight) make a U-turn and then your very next right into the parking lot for the Briones Park trailhead.

Parking Fee: no charge

The trailhead information on this page was last updated
Monday, April 04, 2005.

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