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Hike Details for Regency Drive

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Mt. Diablo State Park
Regency Drive
RSVPs - 68 -- YES: 14 NO: 35 MAYBE: 19

Regency Drive
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City: Clayton
Region: EastBay
Park: Mt. Diablo State Park
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Sunday, April 13, 2014 @ 9:30 AM

Event Notes:

Quick Way to Prospectors Gap

A Challenging, Steep 8 mile, 2500 ft hike to Prospector's Gap from Regency Road. With an optional additional 2 mile, 500 ft+ out-an-back add-on to Devils Elbow.

Starting from the Regency Drive Trailhead heading up Donner Canyon, Meridian Ridge Road, Middle Trail, and the invigorating Prospectors Gap Road to Prospectors Gap for a snack break. The longer hike will depart on the out-and-back to Devils Elbow on the North Peak Trail before returning to finish the main hike.

Everyone will return from the Gap along Bald Ridge, Back Creek, and Donner Canyon Road Trails.

Warning: This is very Challenging 4-5 hour hike! You must carry enough food and water for yourself to last the day(2-3 liters), as there are no facilities on the mountain. Sturdy hiking boots and hiking poles are recommended.

Leader: Joel Schantz

Trail Notes:

Many different hikes of varying difficulty may be started from Regency Dr. See Event Notes for specific details and difficulty of the hike.

Trailhead Directions:
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From I-680 Northbound or Hwy 24 East, exit at Ygnacio Valley Road (at Walnut Creek). At bottom of offramp at the stoplight, turn RIGHT on Ygnacio Valley Road. Proceed on Ygnacio Valley Road to Clayton Road in Concord (approx 7.5 miles) and turn right (east).

From I-680 Southbound, exit at Treat Blvd (at Walnut Creek). Turn left at the stop light, then immediate left at the next stop light (Treat Blvd). Follow Treat all the way up the hill into Concord (approx 8 miles). Turn right onto Clayton Road.

Proceed downhill on Clayton Road into the town of Clayton. At stoplight, turn Right onto Regency Drive. Follow to the end.

From Antioch/Pitttsburg, take Kirker Pass Road westbound and down the hill into Concord. Just past the Concord (Chronicle) Pavilion, turn LEFT at the light at Concord Blvd. Just past Indian Wells Way, Concord Blvd becomes Oakhurst Drive. Stay on Oakhurst and get into middle lane as you approach the intersection with Clayton Road (stoplight). Turn LEFT onto CLAYTON ROAD/MARSH CREEK ROAD. Then turn RIGHT at stoplight onto REGENCY DRIVE. Continue to the end.

Parking Fee: none

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

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