Enjoy a beautiful walk below a canopy of madrone, bay, and oak giants. We will undoubtedly see newts and mushrooms as we parallel Bear Creek on a single-track trail and circle back on a section of the Seaborg Trail. Be sure to dress in layers and wear sturdy boots or shoes; bring hiking sticks, plenty of water, sunscreen, and a snack. There is one shallow creek crossing.
RVSP: To allow everyone equal access in signing up, registration for this hike will open two months prior to the hike.
***There will be a $3 entry fee per vehicle
Land: East Bay Regional Park District
Distance: 2.5 miles
Elevation change: 400’
Leader: Save Mount Diablo Hike Leader Jennifer Russell
Meet: Bear Creek Staging Area. Park in the first lot on the right after the entry kiosk.
Directions: From Highway 24, take the Orinda exit on the east side of the Caldecott Tunnel to Orinda/Orinda Village. Go north on Camino Pablo about 2.5 miles to Bear Creek Road and turn right. The Bear Creek Staging Area is about 5 miles ahead, on the right.