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Hike Details for Twin Ponds Loop

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Shell Ridge Open Space
Twin Ponds Loop

City: Walnut Creek
Region: EastBay
Park: Shell Ridge Open Space

Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 9:30 AM

Event Notes:

There will be two hikes from the same staging area; one short and one longer. I will lead a 4 mile loop and Howard will lead a 6+ mile loop. Take your pick. The 4 miler is a good fit for beginner hikers. Howard's is better for our regulars. Both are very doable. Services for both hikes at the mid point. It is dog friendly. You need to park at the very end of Rockspring. It is street parking.

Contact: Andrew Kincaid
Cell Phone: (925)

Trail Notes:

This will be a 4+ mile hike. Relatively easy. We will hike to Borges Ranch, and then return a different way. All of us can do this. Mostly sun and NO services until Borges. It is dog friendly and I encourage it. Off leash is OK. It is also kid friendly. I encourage this. 9/10 or older.

Trailhead Directions:
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This hike is from the end of Rockspring Place. It is a left turn off of Walnut Blvd.

From San Ramon, take Interstate 680 Northbound towards Walnut Creek, or from Oaklandake Hwy 24 East towards Walnut Creek. Exit at Ygnacio Valley Road, turn RIGHT at the stoplight. After passing Civic Drive, turn RIGHT (south) onto Walnut BLVD. (Note: If you reach Bancroft/Walnut Avenue, you've gone too far! Make a U-Turn then LEFT at Walnut BLVD.) Continue on Walnut until almost the end and then left at Rockspring.

From Martinez, take Hwy 4 East to Interstate 680 South. Or from Antioch/Pittsburg take Hwy 4 West to 680 South. Exit at Treat Blvd, making a LEFT turn at the stoplight, then an immediate LEFT at the net stoplight onto Treat Blvd. Get in the far right hand lane and make a RIGHT turn at the 2nd stoplight onto Oak Road. Oak becomes North Civic Drive. Turn LEFT at Ygnacio Valley Road, then first RIGHT onto Walnut Blvd. (Note: If you reach Bancroft/Walnut Avenue, you've gone too far! Make a U-Turn then LEFT at Walnut BLVD.) Follow until almost the end then turn LEFT at Rockspring Place.

Park in the street.

Parking Fee: none
Other Fees: none

The trailhead information on this page was last updated
Saturday, September 27, 2008.

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