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Hike Details for Concord Vietnam Memorial Hike

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Concord Vietnam Memorial Hike

Concord Vietnam Memorial Hike
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City: Concord
Region: EastBay

Monday, July 04, 2005 @ 10:00 AM

Event Notes:

A short 2 hour hike. Moderate to easy terrain, ending at the Vietnam Memorial atop the vista point at Newhall Park in Concord.

Contact: John Bondon
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Trail Notes:

A short hike mostly on EBMUD trails, but we will be crossing busy Cowell Road. Our final destination is the Vista point atop Newhall Park, home of the Concord Vietnam Memorial. This is a dog friendly hike, as there is a dog park at Newhall Park. This route is considered kid friendly for older children ages 9 and up. For kids 8 and under, an alternate starting point is 4571 Tuolumne Way, Concord. (Alternate starting point avoids the busy road crossing at Cowell Road and is flatter.) From here, head east at approximately 10:30AM towards Newhall Park along the California Riding and Hiking Trail.

Once you arrive at Newhall Park, turn left and follow the path to the north end of the park. The flag pole at the top of the hill to your left is the Vietnam Memorial.

Trailhead Directions:
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From Hwy 680N or 24E, exit at Ygnacio Valley Road in Walnut Creek. At bottom of off-ramp, turn right onto Ygnacio Valley Road. Continue on Ygnacio Valley Road for approximately 5 miles up the hill into the city of Concord. At top of hill, turn left onto Cowell Road. At stop light, turn left onto N LARWIN AVE

From 680 Southbound, exit at Treat Blvd. Turn left at stoplight, then left at next stoplight onto Treat Blvd. Follow Treat up the hill into Concord. At stoplight, make right turn onto Cowell Road. At next light, turn right onto N. LARWIN AVE.

From N. Larwin Ave., turn right onto LimeRidge Drive. Turn right onto Fair Weather Circle. Trailhead is opposite 1132 Fair Weather Circle.

The trailhead information on this page was last updated
Saturday, July 02, 2005.

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