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Hike Details for Howe Homestead Park

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Shell Ridge Open Space
Howe Homestead Park

Howe Homestead Park
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City: Walnut Creek
Region: EastBay
Park: Shell Ridge Open Space
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Thursday, January 05, 2012 @ 9:30 AM


Event Notes:

About a moderate 6-mile loop hike to Borges Ranch with an approx 1000-foot elevation gain. Route will be Kovar, Summit Ridge, Fossil Hill Loop, Briones Mt Diablo, Corral Springs, Costanoan and Borges Ranch Trails to Borges Ranch. A short rest/snack stop will be taken at Borges Ranch where there are good facilities. Return via Borges Ranch, Briones Mt Diablo, Indian Creek and Kovar Trails to Howe Homestead. Dogs welcome, off-leash OK on the trails. Howe Homestead address is 2950 Walnut Blvd, Walnut Creek 94598.

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


Trail Notes:

Many different hikes from Howe Homestead Park. Mostly moderate 5 to 8 miles with elevation gains of about 1000 feet. All start and return on the Kovar Trail.


Trailhead Directions:
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Howe Homestead Park at 2950 Walnut Blvd, Walnut Creek 94598 From I-680N take take exit 46B for Ygnacio Valley Rd Turn right onto Ygnacio Valley Rd and go 0.8 mi Turn right onto Walnut Blvd and go 0.7 mi From CA-24 E take exit 15A for Mt Diablo Blvd Slight right onto Mt Diablo Blvd and go 0.6 mi Continue onto Walker Ave and go 0.4 mi Turn left onto Homestead Ave and go 0.1 mi Take the 1st right onto Walnut Blvd and go 0.7 mi From Ygnacio Valley Rd from Concord turn left onto Walnut Blvd (not Walnut Ave) and go 0.7 mi From I-680 S take exit 47 for N Main St toward Walnut Creek and go 0.2 mi Keep right at the fork, follow signs for North Main St S and go 0.3 mi Keep right at the fork, follow signs for North Main St S and go 0.7 mi Turn left onto Ygnacio Valley Rd and go 0.6 mi Turn right onto Walnut Blvd and go 0.7 mi

Parking Fee: None
Other Fees: None

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

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