Briones Regional Park, Briones Rd staging area - 6 miles

This hike will go from the Briones Rd staging area to the Echo Springs staging area and back in a sort of lollipop shape. Should be cool and may even sprinkle. May be cows and bikes.

Hike rating:  Moderate

Hiking pace:  Semi-fast

Start time: We will wait 5 minutes after the posted start for latecomers.

Responsibility: Each person will be responsible for him/herself - We will wait a reasonable length of time at junctions, however, for the fast or slow...it is recommended that you obtain a map at the beginning of the hike in case the group is separated.

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1. ​I acknowledge that the group organizer and assistant organizers for this group are NOT guides or trip leaders.  We have no training or qualifications as guides or trip leaders. Wag n Trails is a social group for organizing dog hikes.  Every hiker is responsible for him/herself, their dog(s), their guest(s) and any event that occurs to or because of them.

2. I agree to abide by the rules of the park where the hike is held.  (The rules of the East Bay Parks are listed on the meetup group pages.)

3.​I acknowledge that I and other participants may be engaging in activities that involve risk of serious injury to me, my dog(s) and/or guests, or someone outside of the group or some other animal, including permanent disability and death.  I understand that these risks may be increased through my own actions, or through the negligent action or inaction of Wag N’ Trails participants, its members or other representatives. If I bring/invite a guest who has not released liability through the meetup group, I agree that I am solely responsible for their and or their dog(s) including their actions and safety. It is highly recommended that each participant sign up for an event through the meetup site.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    i agree! it was a little miserable by the end but all in all i had an excellent time and it was one of those 'character building' experiences :)

    1 · September 24, 2013

  • Donna R.

    Even though we were drenched, I had fun and Bear loved every moment of it. He stuck by me all day in appreciation! Thanks Jenny and members for the fun.

    September 23, 2013

  • Debbie Kuhl W.

    Definitely a memorable experience!

    September 22, 2013

  • Jenny B.

    The people and dogs were the best-they hiked through miles in the rain and mud and I only heard happy voices through it all. 5 stars for the group. These guys define the word "dogged"! Only 3 stars for the cold, muddy, slippery hike (what happened to the 20% rain forecast?).

    September 22, 2013

  • Jenny B.

    Sorry we missed you Tempest. Maybe you got lucky though. It was steady rain almost the whole way.

    September 21, 2013

  • Tempest B.

    Maybe we will meet in the middle

    September 21, 2013

  • Tempest B.

    Hi jenny I am at the reliez rd stanging area. Help!

    September 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    hi jenny im leaving my house now. if im not there at 855 would you please call me? im afraid im going to get lost![masked] the map looked like it was showing me the entrance to a gated community? thanks

    September 21, 2013

  • Ed O.

    Switching to Wildcat hike and Morgan Terr tomorrow.
    With guest dog Shayla.

    September 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    When are we expected to be back? I'd like to come, but have to be back in time to help man the ARF table at the Lafayette Art and Wine Festival.

    September 20, 2013

    • Jenny B.

      Should be back at 12 or 12:30.

      September 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    when i look on google maps i dont see the parking lot...?

    September 19, 2013

    • Jenny B.

      There's a round-about at the top. You just park alongside the road.

      September 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      thanks!

      September 19, 2013

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