Briones Regional Park - Moricich Lagoons and Beyond

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Where we are going:

This trail is at the North end of Briones Regional Park accessed from Alhambra Valley Road in Martinez. You have the option to meet up at 9:00 am to carpool from the Church in Walnut Creek, or meet up at 9:30 am at the trail head located at the south end of Briones Road.

From the trail head, our first stop will be the Moricich Lagoons where we will look for California Newts on their annual migration from the forest to the ponds to breed. Up from there our goal will be catching views of the Diablo Valley and distant snow covered Sierra Nevada from the various trails and ridges nearby.

This 5 mile loop hike is considered "Moderate" and has an elevation gain of 951 feet. Dogs are allowed.

What to expect:

Expect mud along the trail and wear layers as it will be cold in the morning and windy along the ridges.

What to bring:

Layered clothing, boots, water, as snack, ans as always, an attitude for making friends.

Where to Meet:

You can meet me at the Walnut Creek Friends Church parking lot in the back at 9:00 am sharp for carpooling [masked]st Avenue), or at the trail head around 9:30 am (go all the way up to the south end of Old Briones Rd off of Alhambra Valley Rd in Martinez).

Please RSVP to let me know if you will meet up at the church or trail head.