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Hike Details for Livorna Rd trailhead to Borges Ranch

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Diablo Foothills Regional Park
Livorna Rd trailhead to Borges Ranch

City: Alamo
Region: EastBay
Park: Diablo Foothills Regional Park

Sunday, September 15, 2013 @ 9:30 AM

Event Notes:

About a 6-mile, 1000-foot elevation gain, loop hike to Borges Ranch with an option to add a 2-mile, 400-foot elevation gain loop to Castle Rock Park. Route will be via the Foothills, Hazard, Franco Ranch Loop, Sugarloaf to Shell Ridge, Twin Ponds Loop, and Borges Ranch trails to Borges Ranch. After a short rest/snack stop, the 6-mile hike will return via the Borges Ranch, Briones to Mt. Diablo, Stonegate, Hanging Valley, and Alamo trails to the trailhead. The 8-mile hike will return by the Borges Ranch, Shell Ridge Loop, and Castle Rock trails past Castle Rock Park, continuing to Shell Ridge Loop, Buckeye Ravine, Briones to Mt. Diablo, Stonegate, Hanging Valley, and Alamo trails to the trailhead. No facilities at the trailhead, but good facilities at Borges Ranch and Castle Rock Park. Dogs welcome, off-leash OK on the trails. The Livorna trailhead is near Livorna Rd. & Stonegate Dr., Alamo, CA 94507.

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

Trail Notes:

We will be doing an ~5 mile hike from the Livorna Rd trailhead to Borges Ranch (the place with the 2 parking lots). About 500' of elevation gain. I can double that gain if any hikers choose to do so. I think not. 99%sun. Covered picnic tables and flush toilets at Borges. Small animals too.

Trailhead Directions:

From 680S, exit at Livorna Rd and go east (left) 1.5 miles to the trailhead on the left. From 680N, exit at Livorna and go east (right) to the trailhead. Bring picnic goodies. There are only 7 parking spots at the trailhead, so I encourage hikers to CARPOOL.

The trailhead information on this page was last updated
Thursday, August 31, 2006.

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