Start Time 9am
Distance 7-8 miles loop
Elevation Gain estimated 2400 feet
Difficulty intermediate, depending on hiking level
MEETING POINT at the end of Regency Drive
Be advised that there are some steep up and downs, some of the single track trails will be rocky and have some steep drop offs next to the trail.
Meetup Fee $ 1
**** Waiver *****
Please read the waiver and put your name on the copy I will provide before the hike.
This is a half day hike, we should see plenty of flowers, we did part of the route last week and all the pics without a date have been taking along that route last week the ones with date are on the same route but 2 years ago,
The hike is short, but after approx. 1.5 miles we have a climb of about 1200 feet, some trail segments will be rocky and slippery.
important things to know,
This hike will have a good amount of climbing
**There will be some steep**** up and down sections
** Some sections can be**** slippery.
**Poison Oak**** can be found at the side of trails, you should know what it looks like in order to avoid it, keep your eyes open on single track trails, (like baldridge trail)
** Ticks ****are out this time of the year make sure to check during and after the hike.
** not that I have seen a lot, but** snakes** do make their home in a lot of places in California including Mt Diablo, just keep your eyes open.
I probably won't be able to bring copies of maps to this hike
***Geocache, I may go after a geocache and have the group take a break at twin peaks, while I am off to find it.****
Back Creek trail to Murchio Gap, Eagle Peaks trail, over Eagle peak, Mitchell Rock, Coulter Pine, Bruce Lee, murchio back to parking.
WEATHER, mostly cloudy skies, high around 60 for Clayton where we start the hike, (as of Thursday morning) forecast has been changing a lot, rain, showers, no showers, who knows, ** I will be going rain / sun/ showers****.
From Hwy 680 or 24 take the Ygnacio Valley Exit, drive approx. 8 miles on Ygnacio to Clayton Road, turn right on Clayton Road keep going on Clayton Road for 2.5 miles then Clayton Road will turn into Marsh Creek Road no need to turn just keep going (there is a right turn for Marsh Creek Road off Clayton Road ignore this one) after 0.5 on Marsh Creek turn right on Regency Drive and go to the end of Regency Drive.
There is limited parking and turnaround at the end of the street, but there is plenty of parking before the street ends. Just park before the last houses and keep clear of the drive ways.