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Hike Details for Rockspring Pl

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Shell Ridge Open Space
Rockspring Pl
RSVPs - 65 -- YES: 17 NO: 35 MAYBE: 13

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

Sunday, September 21, 2014 @ 9:00 AM


Event Notes:

Meet at TRAILHEAD AT MIDDLE (NOT END) OF ROCKSPRING PL and IGNORE TRAIL NOTES. Either a hikers choice 6-mile 1100-foot elevation gain or 8-mile 1500-foot elevation gain loop hike in Shell Ridge Open Space. Route will be Joaquin Ranch, south Twin Ponds Loop, north Twin Ponds Loop, Sugarloaf  Shell Ridge, Briones  Mt. Diablo, Ridge Top, Flat Top, and Hanna Lane Trails to Bob Pond. A short rest/snack stop before returning on the Borges Ranch, Briones  Mt. Diablo, and Coyote Pond Trails to the junction with the Joaquin Ranch Trail. The shorter hike will return south to the trailhead on the Joaquin Ranch Trail. The longer hike will continue north to the Briones  Mt. Diablo, Fossil Hill Loop, Indian Creek and Joaquin Ranch Trails to the trailhead. Water, restrooms and picnic tables at Bob Pond. 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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