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Castle Rock - Diablo Foothills Hike & Potluck

  • Mar 22, 2014 · 10:45 AM
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The Plan:

This will be about a 6+ mile hike, incorporating our typical vino/snack break, potluck lunch, random craziness, and whatever else we encounter along the way.  As you can see from the pics, this is a beautiful hike.  If you were on this one in Dec, this will be a different route.

Optional:  go out for a meal/drink after the hike.

I'm rating this one easy to moderate, (depending on your condition).

What To Bring:

Vino! (and cups)

Good Hiking Boots/shoes

Layered clothing, hat, sunscreen

At least 1 liter of water

Vino/snacks for our pre-lunch break during the hike

Food, food, and more food (dried fruit/nuts/seeds, chips, dips, salsa, cheese/crackers, wraps, cut up sandwiches,  deserts - be creative!)

Vino to share at lunch (and paper cups)

Anything else you want to drink (iced tea, beer, etc.)

$5 activity fee

 Your sense of humour is required!

There will be an after hike BBQ/Party at a member's house in Walnut Creek.  Details will be given at the end of the hike.


[masked],  [masked] 

Meet in car park 


Coming from Richmond Bridge

Past Berkeley exits - take 580 towards Hayward. 

Once on 580 (short distance), take the Berkeley/Walnut Creek exit (Hwy 24).  Stay on Hwy 24 through Caldecott Tunnel to Orinda → Lafayette → Pleasant Hill → Walnut Creek.

Exit Ygnacio Valley Road.  Turn Right on Ygnacio Valley Road after exit (opposite Walnut Creek Bart Station). 

Follow directions “Coming from Hwy 680 or Hwy 24” above, to get to shopping plaza parking for carpooling, or direct to Castle Rock trailhead.

Follow Castle Rock Rd 'til it ends at the parking lot - WE MEET THERE.

Coming from Hwy 680 or Hwy 24

Exit Ygnacio Valley Road (right turn onto Ygnacio, after exit) to Oak Grove Road, (by Ace/Safeway shopping center).

Turn Right on Oak Grove Road.  (This becomes Castle Rock Road after going through round-about).

Continue on Castle Rock Road to the end. (Note: This eventually becomes a narrow 2-lane road through residential area).

Follow Castle Rock Rd 'til it ends at the parking lot - WE MEET THERE.

Naturally this event is posted to other sites, so let's meet some new friends. 

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  • Loriann

    I can pick up at walnut creek bart

    March 22, 2014

    • Loriann

      Sorry it was to late. Next time

      March 22, 2014

    • Nick

      No worries; you weren't even sure YOU were going:)

      March 23, 2014

  • Loriann

    I'm here...Chase?

    March 22, 2014

  • Rebecca

    I'm sorry about the late notice but my "grandmother" duties are needed for today and I won't be able to make the hike. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone on the next one! Have a Great hike ..

    March 22, 2014

  • Nick

    Can anyone provide a ride from the WC BART station? I can meet anywhere, but that's about the closest I can get... thx.

    March 21, 2014

  • Patti

    Im looking to join a carpool from SF. Anyone?

    March 21, 2014

  • Loriann

    This one is close to me...

    March 16, 2014

    • Loriann

      Dang it! My accountant changed changed my appt for a 3Rd time! I will try to see him later in the day in stead

      March 21, 2014

    • Loriann

      He canceled...yay!

      March 21, 2014

  • Charla R.

    I'm driving over from the city if anyone would like to carpool (or has room for me to jump in). Thanks!

    March 17, 2014

    • Charla R.

      Hi Frances, I'll give you a call this evening. I'm on Pennsylvania and Mariposa and parking is really easy in this neighborhood. I'm at[masked] Cheers!

      March 19, 2014

    • Charla R.

      regretfully, I need to cancel on tomorrow. I hope to join a group in the near future.

      March 21, 2014

  • Nick

    Hi all. Is anyone leaving from Oakland? If not, I can certainly BART to Walnut Creek in the hopes of catching a ride to the park:)

    March 18, 2014

    • Nick

      Can anyone provide a ride from the WC BART station?

      March 21, 2014

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