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Hike Details for Rockspring Pl

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Shell Ridge Open Space
Rockspring Pl
RSVPs - 62 -- YES: 15 NO: 38 MAYBE: 9

Rockspring Pl
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City: Walnut Creek
Region: EastBay
Park: Shell Ridge Open Space
Park Map URL: Click Here

Sunday, August 10, 2014 @ 9:00 AM


Event Notes:

Meet at TRAILHEAD AT END OF ROCKSPRING PL and IGNORE TRAIL NOTES. Either a hikers choice 6-mile 1100-foot elevation gain or 8-mile 1600-foot elevation gain loop hike in Shell Ridge Open Space. Route will be south Twin Ponds Loop, Borges Ranch, Briones - Mt. Diablo, Coyote Pond, Ginder Gap Loop, Ridge Top, Costanoan and Borges Ranch Trails to Borges Ranch. After a short rest/snack stop return via Borges Ranch to Twin Ponds. The shorter hike will return on the north Twin Ponds Loop Trail to the trailhead. The longer hike will ascend the Twin Ponds Trail to the Stonegate Trail, continuing on Foothills Trail and descending to Bullfrog Pond, south Twin Ponds Loop Trail to Twin Ponds and returning to the trailhead on north Twin Ponds Loop Trail. Water and restrooms at Borges Ranch. Dogs welcome, off-leash OK on the trails.

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


Trail Notes:

No facilities at trailhead. Water, restrooms, and covered picnic tables available at Borges Ranch/Bob Pond. Dog friendly, off-leash OK on trails.


Trailhead Directions:
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From San Ramon, take Interstate 680 Northbound towards Walnut Creek, or from Oakland take Hwy 24 East towards Walnut Creek. Exit at Ygnacio Valley Road, turn RIGHT at the stoplight. After passing Civic Drive, turn RIGHT (south) onto Walnut BLVD. (Note: If you reach Bancroft/Walnut Avenue, you've gone too far! Make a U-Turn then LEFT at Walnut BLVD.) Continue on Walnut until almost the end and then left at Rockspring Place.

From Martinez, take Hwy 4 East to Interstate 680 South. Or from Antioch/Pittsburg take Hwy 4 West to 680 South. Exit at Treat Blvd, making a LEFT turn at the stoplight, then an immediate LEFT at the next stoplight onto Treat Blvd. Get in the far righthand lane and make a RIGHT turn at the 2nd stoplight onto Oak Road. Oak becomes North Civic Drive. Turn LEFT at Ygnacio Valley Road, then first RIGHT onto Walnut Blvd. (Note: If you reach Bancroft/Walnut Avenue, you've gone too far! Make a U-Turn then LEFT at Walnut BLVD.) Follow until almost the end then turn LEFT at Rockspring Place.

NOTE: Meet at TRAILHEAD AT MIDDLE (NOT END) OF ROCKSPRING PL. Trailhead address is 1880 Rockspring Pl, Walnut Creek.

Parking Fee: None
Other Fees: None

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

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