Briones Regional Park is one of the largest parks in the East Bay. It is dog-friendly and offers miles of trails on open, rolling hills, granting hikers views of Mount Diablo to the east, the Carquinez Strait to the north, and San Francisco Bay (and Mt Tamalpais on a clear day!) to the west. This is a moderate hike that's generally lightly trafficked. Note that trails are shared with bikers and horses, trails may be muddy in the winter months, and reception can be spotty within the park.
RSVP Requested. We will begin our hike promptly at 10:00am. Note there may be no reception at the trailhead, so there may not be a way to contact the leader if you are running late.
Elevation Gain: 1,167ft*
Please use this Google Maps link to the Bear Creek Staging Area. Plenty of parking is available.
- $3 cash entrance fee.
- At least 1-2L of water.
- Snacks and if you'd like, a packed lunch (we may stop briefly to eat).
- Good hiking shoes (note trails may be muddy!).
- Warm layers (temperatures can fluctuate greatly on this hike).
- A hat.
- Hiking poles & other equipment as needed (optional).
- Camera (optional).
- Feel free to bring your dog, but they must remain on-leash during the hike.
Note: Our exact route is subject to change depending on trail conditions and wishes of the hiking group. There are many possible trails in Briones park that will result in a hike of similar length and difficulty.
- Old Briones Road Trail (0.58mi)
Black Oak Trail (0.97mi)
Mott Peak Trail (0.36mi)
Briones Crest Trail (1.48mi)
Table Top Trail (0.70mi)
Briones Crest Trail (0.92mi)
Seaborg Trail (1.50mi)
If it's raining significantly, the hike is off. If the weather is ambiguous and we decide to cancel, we will send out an email to EventBrite registrants and to mitcnchikers@yahoogroups.
web page and clicking on the "Join This Group!" button. After you're on the list, you will receive up to a few emails a month about MITCNC hikes.
Joining any hike is entirely voluntary and participants assume any and
all risks associated with the activities. By registering or attending
this event, participants agree to the conditions posted at:
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