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Murietta Falls Hike, Ohlone Widerness











Hike Leaders: Marian Stainbrook,[masked],[masked] Sylvie Hessini, [masked]

3E: This is a 12 mile hike and "it is very strenuous". We will be climbing to two ridges; one has a 1600-ft.elevation gain and the 2nd one(called Burn Hill) has a 1200-ft. elevation gain. We will return the same way, giving us a total of about 4300-ft. elevation gain. Once we reach the top of Burn Hill, we will follow a path of rolling hills and then descend into a gorge where we will have lunch at Murietta Falls...and if we have plenty of rain during Feb., then we will experience the falls in full force.

The Ohlone Wilderness Trail starts from Del Valle Regional Park. (Directions to the park are on their website, check the link under caption "Where"). After going through the entry kiosk and paying $6 for parking and $2 per person for a wilderness permit, continue down the road, cross the dam, and park at the end of the road. The trail head starts at Lichen Bark picnic area. A detailed map is included with your wilderness permit.

Please be prompt. We plan to leave at about 10:15 a.m. This hike will take all day and we will need to make sure we are back before dark...we will be going at a somewhat fast pace. Bring layers, good hiking shoes, plenty of water, lunch and snacks. Rain cancels the hike.

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  • Katrina

    damage report from Cambridge MA: burn hill is still burning, but only in the muscles, and is sorely missed in the snow sleet ... can't wait to be back, thanks for a great bay preview!!!

    3 · February 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The good news is I lost 4 lbs and my party outfit fits!

    2 · February 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This kicked my butt (and every other part of my anatomy!). Great hike, great group!

    2 · February 23, 2013

  • Bev

    Oh god this is gonna kick my butt...

    1 · February 20, 2013

  • Cathy

    Would love to get myself to the falls but I already have an event on Saturday! Have fun!

    February 20, 2013

  • Chowmix

    One of my favorite BA hikes. Would join you but I need a dog friendly hike to keep my pup exercised and trail ready.

    February 19, 2013

  • Alex D.

    This one might be a little too strenuous for me. I'm new to the group and excited to meet some new people for the next hike!

    February 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm able to offer a carpool in the East Bay. I'm in Oakland not far from Macarthur Bart.

    1 · February 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Amy, let's plan to meet at Lake Merritt BART @0900 next Saturday. Please bring an extra pair of shoes and a plastic bag. My new car thanks you. :)

      February 18, 2013

    • Amy

      Great. I will do that :) [masked]

      February 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Drat, something has come up that need to address immediately so unfortunately I can't attend. Perhaps next time.

    February 14, 2013

  • Katrina

    I'm in town for the week to figure out whether I gotta move to the Bay. I could rent a car, but if there's a ride from Berkeley to be had, that would be great - will glady chip in for gas.

    February 8, 2013

  • bridget

    once again, a fabulous hike falls on a work day for me :(( next time!

    January 30, 2013

    • Marian

      oh, darn Bridget...and I know you mentioned in the past you would like to do this hike...yep next time we'll do it on a Sunday o)

      January 31, 2013

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