HIKE DETAILS: Start time: 12 Noon.
Distance: 8 Miles. 1200ft.
Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous due to 3 m.p.h pace, distance/elevation.
Hike Time: 3-4 hrs.
Parking: Free. Large parking lot available.
Dogs: Pets are not allowed at this park.
WHAT TO BRING: Sturdy hiking shoes, Hat, Wind Protection, Sunglasses, water & SNACKS and or a lunch.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON THIS HIKE: This hike is a group effort, meaning we stay together as a group and wait at all trail junctions for the group to arrive. The leader calls periodic short breaks.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Fit hikers who want a brisk hike meeting new folks and getting some good exercise!
HIGHLIGHTS: This loop, combining George Wagnon Trail and Old Moraga Ranch Trail with part of the Rocky Ridge Trail explores two narrow canyons at the northern end of EBMUD’s UPPER SAN LEANDRO RESERVOIR. Birders will enjoy the variety of habitats visible from these trails, from open water to secluded forest, and those out for exercise will profit from many ups and downs.
DIRECTIONS: From Highway 24 in Orinda, take the Orinda/Moraga exit and go Right (southwest) on Camino Pablo—which soon becomes Moraga Way—4.6 miles to Canyon Rd. Turn Right, and go 1.1 miles to EBMUD’s Valle Vista parking area on the left.
RESPONSIBILITY: Please be aware that we expect you to take responsibility for your safety while we are out on the trails. This means arriving ON TIME to leave with the group, being prepared with adequate hiking gear, hike fee and making sure the difficulty level of the event IS NOT beyond the limits of your health & conditioning. In addition, please show COURTESY to fellow members by changing your **YES* RSVP to a **NO** if your plans change. **IMPORTANT** Members who regularly sign-up for events, but who DO NOT show-up, may be removed from the list, to make room for more reliable members. We understand that your "Yes" RSVP to this event means you accept this.