Save Mount Diablo transferred Chaparral Spring to the East Bay Regional Park District in 2008 to ensure that it was permanently preserved as part of a public open space connection between Black Diamond Mines and Mount Diablo State Park. We are still leading hikes on the property to showcase the blue oak groves and all that beauty that the Marsh Creek watershed has to offer. Join us for a hike on this stunning property that is not yet open to the public. Be sure to dress in layers and wear sturdy boots or shoes; bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and a snack. Heavy rain cancels.
RVSP: To allow everyone equal access in signing up, registration for this hike will open two months prior to the hike.
Land: East Bay Regional Park District
Distance: 4 miles
Elevation change: 450’
Leader: Ken Dyleski, Save Mount Diablo Hike Leader and Property Monitoring Steward
Meet: Marsh Creek Road at the Three Springs Entry in Clayton.
Directions: From Walnut Creek, head east on Ygnacio Valley Road; turn right on Clayton Road. Head 2.2 miles past Regency Drive (you can enter 9575 Marsh Creek Road, Clayton in your navigation system). There is plenty of space along both sides of the road to park. If you see two water towers on your left or get to the turn-off for Morgan Territory Road, you have gone too far.