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Briones Reservoir
Briones Reservoir Overlook hike
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Briones Reservoir Overlook hike
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City: Orinda/Lafayette
Region: EastBay
Park: Briones Reservoir

Sunday, February 16, 2014 @ 9:30 AM


Event Notes:

An out-and-back hike on EBMUD's single track Bear Creek Trail starting from the Briones Overlook Staging Area. A choice of either a 5 mile or 6+ mile hike, with the shorter hike turning back at the gate and the longer hike continuing on to the Bear Creek Staging Area. Bathroom facility (but no water) at the start and another at the Bear Creek Staging Area for those choosing the longer hike. Bring your EBMUD hiking permit.

Contact: Dan   
Cell Phone: (925) 323-7384


Trail Notes:

This is an out and back single trail hike about 6-7 miles round trip on the Bear Creek Trail. It could go longer if we go out through the gate rather than turn around. For distance purposes, to the gate and back is slightly more than 6 miles. Going beyond the gate only takes you another 1/2 mile to a 2nd gate that doesn't appear to have any access to...however, it does take you to the Bear Creek Staging area. So going to the first gate would yield a round trip distance of about 6 miles total, whereas continuing on to the second gate yields instead about 7 miles total.


Trailhead Directions:

From highway 24 westbound take the Orinda exit. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Orinda Village/Richmond and merge onto Camino Pablo. Continue on Camino Pablo for 2.2 miles to Bear Creek Road.

From highway 24 eastbound take the exit toward Moraga. Turn left onto Camino Pablo and continue for 2.3 miles to Bear Creek Road.

At Bear Creek Road (traffic signal) turn right and drive 1.4 miles to the Briones Overlook staging area on the left. It is very near the top of a big hill. Easy to miss, so drive slow. Big parking lot, small entrance.

Other Fees: EBMUD permit required

The trailhead information on this page was last updated
Wednesday, February 19, 2014.

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