Hiking in Briones Regional Park

Join your fellow members on another great hike in the East Bay!  This time we will be in Briones Regional Park.  We will start at 10:00 am at the Bear Creek Staging area (there is a $3 parking fee).  From there we will do a roughly four-mile loop that will take us up to the ridge and back to the staging area.  Elevation gain will be around 1000 ft. 

For those who participated in the Las Trampas hike in December, this hike will be less strenous and more easy rises and falls.  The loop can be completed in 2 hours; although we can stop for breaks, etc. along the way.  This is a gorgeous area and in late April, the wildflowers should be blooming and it will be quite beautiful.

Bring water and a snack for the hike.

Rain will cancel.

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  • Debra

    Thanks again, for putting it together Geoff; it was a beautiful day and a great hike.

    April 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a beautiful day and a very fun hike. Thanks to all who came out. We'll have to get another one on the calendar soon.

    1 · April 22, 2013

  • Steve K

    Had a very nice time. Thanx Geoff for leading us!

    April 21, 2013

  • Teresa

    Great hike with a wonderful group of people.

    April 21, 2013

  • Matt

    Didn't make it but I'm sure it was great

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My e-mail address,,,,,,,!! [masked] tk-u Cara

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Here is my e-mail address. Please down load pictures you took, even if flowers. They are the best. Thank you to all . I had a fantastic time. Lets do it again soon. Cara

    April 21, 2013

  • Matt

    Got delayed picking up a friend from SFO... still on my way back to the East Bay, won't be there in time to join the group!

    April 21, 2013

  • Jeff G.

    Can't gind the stagi area. Is it Wagner Park?

    April 21, 2013

  • Larry D

    On our way, delayed due to mapping. See you soon!

    April 21, 2013

  • Ariane

    So sorry! Last minute home emergency - will go next time. Darn it!!!

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hope to make the next one!

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry..going to have to miss today....see you all next time!

    April 21, 2013

  • Rrric

    Debra et al,
    I take it from the write-up that the hike begins at the Bear Creek Rd entrance on the west side of the park. However, the map link takes one to Pleasant Hill Rd, near the entrances on the east side of the park.

    April 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Lisa, I'm sorry. Yes, the Orinda exit is off of 24. I messed up in that. I will try to upload a new map. If you have any other questions, feel free to e-mail me at [masked].

      1 · April 20, 2013

    • Steve K

      Hi Lisa - I'm meeting Debra at 930am at the Target in the Pleasant Hill Shopping Cntr on Contra Costa Blvd (Concord Ave exit off 680 south.) Ur welcome to ride with us. or we cd pick u up at 940am nr ur hs. Pls call my cell if u can make it:[masked]

      April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry can't make it

    April 20, 2013

  • Steve K

    I'll be driving from Martinez. Wd anyone like to carpool betw Martinez and Orinda?
    Send an email to [masked]

    April 17, 2013

    • Ali

      I can meet you at Martinez BART. I'll drive. Teresa, want to join?

      April 20, 2013

    • Teresa

      I am riding with my guy on the back of his bike. I'll let you know if things change.

      April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Here's the link, which didn't post for some reason. http://www.ebparks.org/Assets/_Nav_Categories/Parks/Maps/Briones+text.pdf

    April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good morning,

    I just wanted to take a moment and correct an earlier comment I made about where the Bear Creek staging area is. Take Hwy 24, get off at the Orinda exit. This will put you on Camino Pablo. Head north (turn right if you are coming from Walnut Creek/East Bay area - left if coming from Oakland/SF). You will take that for a few miles to Bear Creek Rd. Turn right on Bear Creek Rd. You will follow this for a few miles. The Bear Creek staging area will be on your right hand side. Here is a link to a pdf on the Park District's website with the directions as well. I will plan on getting to the staging area around 9:30am. I drive a grey Mazda 3 and I will be wearing a brown hat. We'll gather until a few minutes after 10am, and then head for the trail. Anyone with questions, feel free to e-mail me at [masked]. Or if you are running late and need us to wait for you, my cell is[masked] 5304. See you tomorrow!

    April 20, 2013

  • Matt

    Had to change plans--too much homework. Next time!

    April 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi sorry for the delay in responding. Yes, Rrric is right. It's Bear Creek, which is on the Orinda side. If you are on 680, you get off on Orinda exit, and turn right. Follow the road to Bear Creek road and that takes you to the staging area. Not sure why the link is giving the wrong address. I don't post events often so not sure how to fix it. Will work on it. Kelli - I am leaving from the Danville area and would be happy to carpool. I will be leaving around 9ish so I can get there early so I can help gather the group as people arrive. Let me know if you would like a ride. Geoff.

    April 15, 2013

    • Kelli V.

      Sure Geoff,that would be great! My e-mail is [masked] to discuss address...further.Thanks­ I look forward to the hike!

      April 15, 2013

  • Kelli V.

    Hi everyone...Is anyone interested in car pooling from the Danville area?

    April 15, 2013

  • Debra

    is this in Lafayette or Martinez? When I look up Briones Regional Park the address listed is: 2537 Reliez Valley Rd, Martinez, CA

    April 15, 2013

  • Laura D.

    I regret I can't make it on Sunday

    April 9, 2013

  • Ariane

    First time there and can still make the date. Looking forward to meeting everyone.

    April 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm very sorry about that. Hopefully you can make the next one. I will make sure the next time I have checked all possible conflicts before hitting send.

    1 · April 1, 2013

  • Sue

    Bummer! I can't make the changed date.

    April 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey folks, going to have to make a change. Due to a family commitment I am going to have to do this hike on Sunday April 21, 2013 instead of Saturday. Apologies for any inconvenience or if this changes your ability to attend. Thanks
    Geoff.

    April 1, 2013

  • Theresa F

    This looks great, but Saturdays are my errand day. Hope you plan some Sunday hikes in the future. Thanks

    March 23, 2013

  • Kelli V.

    I look forward to meeting all of you! Until then,take care!

    March 21, 2013

  • Crystal

    A huge bummer to miss this hike. I will be out of town. Have fun for me.

    March 20, 2013

  • Matt

    Good idea! Can't wait.

    March 20, 2013

  • Diane S.

    Have a great hike everyone.... Briones has been fabulous as a hiking destination this year. I will be out of the country and can't join you this time.

    March 20, 2013

  • MrDaniels

    this is my first hike - I'm stoked!

    March 20, 2013

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