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San Jose, California
November 26, 2016
Morgan Territory Regional Preserve
Contra Costa County
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The Place

Morgan Territory Regional Preservet
November 26, 2016
10:00 AM

Wilder Ranch Sign Painted On Fence

This is one of the most remote open space preserves in the east bay. From the ridge tops there are expansive views of the East side of Mount Diablo to the west and the Central Valley with the peaks of the Sierras beyond to the east.

Panoramic View

Level: 3 Challenging - Miles: 5.75 - Elevation change: 880 ft - Host: Troy and Amy H.

Panoramic View

The hike starts out on the Coyote Trail, down a canyon through lush Riparian habitat. We emerge into grasslands where mortars that Native Americans used to process acorns are located in the rocks under the oak trees. We ascend Stone Corral Trail to Volvon Trail which loops around Bob Walker Ridge where we will have our meeting. We continue through Oak, Bay and Buckeye forest, catching glimpses of Los Vaqueros Reservoir and the Altamont windmills through the trees. On Blue Oak Trail, look for the Woodpeckers acorn storage in some of the big oaks. Then the single track Prairie Falcon Trail takes us through Chaparral and past beautiful Manzanita to rock out crops overlooking the canyon below. The Condor Trail takes us back to the staging area.

Panoramic View

Directions:

From San Jose: Take I-680 North to I-580 East toward Livermore, exit onto N Livermore Ave. and turn left. In 3.5 miles, N Livermore curves left and becomes Manning Road. Go another mile and turn right onto Morgan Territory Road. Follow for 5 miles to the staging area on the right.

Travel time from San Jose: Approximately 1 hour and 15 Minutes

Know Before You Go:

Parking: Free
Dogs Allowed


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