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San Jose, California
May 28, 2016
Briones Regional Park
Contra Costa County
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The Place

Briones Regional Park
May 28, 2016
10:00 AM

Wilder Ranch Sign Painted On Fence

With its rolling, grassy hills and secluded, shady canyons, Briones is a secret wilderness surrounded by the towns of central Contra Costa County. Naturalist John Muir, a resident of nearby Martinez, hiked these hills in the late nineteenth century.

Fields With Trees In The Distance

Level: 3.5 - Miles: 9 - Elevation change: 3250 ft - Host: Troy and Amy H.

Panoramic View

Panoramic View

Well start out from a different staging area and explore an area missed on previous hikes in this park. We will be hiking the undulating Lafayette Ridge Trail up to the Briones Crest trail. Along the way well be rewarded with views across Diablo Valley to Mt. Diablo. After this roller coaster climb, we then have a gradual downhill on the Seaborg trail to Homestead Valley Camp. Well have our meeting under the old Cypress trees there. We return ascending the Crescent Ridge Trail passing the Archery Range along the way.

Panoramic View

Directions:

From San Jose: Take 680 North to Hwy 24 West toward Lafayette/Oakland. In approx. mile take exit 14 for Pleasant Hill Road/Mt Diablo Blvd. Go right at the fork to Pleasant Hill Road North. In approx. mile make a U-Turn at Quandt Road/Springhill Road. The parking lot for the Lafayette Ridge trailhead will be the first driveway on your right.

Travel time from San Jose: Approximately 1 hour 10 minutes

Panoramic View

Know Before You Go:

Parking is Free
Dogs Allowed


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