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Hike Details for Finley Rd Entrance

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Morgan Territory Regional Preserve
Finley Rd Entrance
RSVPs - 49 -- YES: 10 NO: 37 MAYBE: 2

Finley Rd Entrance
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City: Blackhawk
Region: EastBay
Park: Morgan Territory Regional Preserve

Thursday, June 26, 2014 @ 9:30 AM

Event Notes:

Highland Ridge via Sulphur Springs

A moderate+ 8.25 mile/1600 ft. hike of western EBRPD Morgan Territory from Finley Road.

Starting from Finley Road we travel up Old Finley Rd, Sulphur Springs, Grizzly, and Jeremiah Trails to Highland Ridge. We will return on Highland Ridge, Crestview Rd, Amphitheater, Walnut, and Old Finley Road Trails.

A snack/rest spot location will be chosen depending on the weather conditions.

For those traveling from I580 or the South, take the Northbound Tassajara Road exit from I580 to Camino Tassajara, after 6.5 miles turn right on Finley Road. The approximate gps parking location is 37.8125,-121.8573

Note: There is limited parking available on Finley Rd., so arrive early for the best location.

Leader: Joel Schantz

Trail Notes:

Explore this wilderness area located in the remote hills between Mt Diablo St Pk & Morgan Territory Regional Park. Access is via Finley Rd trailhead (east of Blackhawk). For seasoned hikers only, please! Not a beginner hike. Approximately 8 miles total distance, with moderate elevation gain and a moderate to brisk pace. Bring plenty of water and snacks. No water or facilities available.

Trailhead Directions:

Exit I-680 at Diablo Rd in Danville and go EAST towards Mt Diablo (away from downtown Danville...that would be LEFT from Southbound I-680 or RIGHT from Northbound I-680. Go EAST under freeway about ½ mi to "Y" in road. Take Right onto Camino Tassajara Rd. Stay on Camino Tassajara by turning LEFT at intersection with Sycamore Valley Rd. Follow Camino Tassajara east about 7 miles past Blackhawk and other housing developments. When you pass school on left, will become open space. Watch for Finley Rd & turn LEFT. Follow road about 2 miles & park alongside road. No parking within last ½ mile! If you see no parking signs, you have gone too far.

The trailhead information on this page was last updated
Wednesday, September 13, 2006.

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