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Hike Details for Bear Creek Staging Area

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Briones Regional Park
Bear Creek Staging Area

Bear Creek Staging Area
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City: Orinda
Region: EastBay
Park: Briones Regional Park
Park Map URL: Click Here
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Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 9:00 AM


Event Notes:

A loop hike of about 5 1/2 miles with a 1000-foot elevation gain in Briones Park. The route will be via the Briones Crest and Abrigo Valley trails to Wee-Ta-Chi where we will take a brief rest/snack stop. Return to the staging area will be via the Abrigo Valley, Mott Peak, Black Oak and Old Briones Rd trails. Water and restrooms are available at the staging area and Wee-Ta-Chi. Dog friendly, off-leash OK on our trails.

Contact: Howard   
Email: [email protected]
Cell Phone: (925) 548-8783


Trail Notes:

Briones' 6,255 acres are home to many animals and birds, which forage on the grasslands or find shelter among the oaks and bays. You may see black-tailed deer, coyotes, squirrels, red-tailed hawks, turkey vultures, and, if you are lucky, other more reclusive creatures. There are gorgeous wildflower displays in season.


Trailhead Directions:
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Exit Highway 24 at the Orinda/Camino Pablo exit 9 and head toward Richmond on Camino Pablo for 2.2 miles. Turn right on Bear Creek Rd/Wildcat Canyon Rd and travel about 4.5 miles. The staging area is on the right slightly past the Happy Valley Rd intersection. From Richmond take San Pablo Dam Rd to Bear Creek Road/Wildcat Canyon Rd and turn left. Then follow above info to reach the staging area. For map users, the intersection of Bear Creek Rd and Happy Valley Rd is close to the staging area.

Parking Fee: $3 when kiosk attend
Other Fees: $2 per dog

The trailhead information on this page was last updated
Thursday, November 30, 2017.

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