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Tilden Regional Park

A Brief History Opened in 1936, Tilden was one of the 3 original parks in the district (along with Temescal and Sibley Volcanic Regional Parks). The park is named after Major Charles Lee Tilden, one of the founding members of the district and its first president of the Board of Directors. The park remains a…

Hidden Bridge

Sausalito to Muir Beach: Golden Gate NRA

Golden Gate National Recreation Area is comprised of several units. Routes of various lengths and difficulties can be achieved not only in the NRA but also in the adjacent state and local parklands. If you don’t like an overabundance of choices, planning a hike in the area can be challenging. We decided to start at the Morning…

Lexington Arch

South Snake Range: Great Basin NP

Most of the Eastern and Southern area surrounding Great Basin National Park are Bureau of Land Management. There is plenty of exploring to be done and dispersed camping is allowed. However, most of the roads require 4-wheel drive, high-clearance vehicles. Highland Ridge Wilderness Area lies directly South of the park so you must stay on…

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Strawberry Creek: Great Basin NP

The Strawberry Creek Campground provides free camping on the Northern end of the park. The sites each have a picnic table and tent pad. A pit toilet and trash cans are available near site 3. For those of you with horses, a corral is located next to the pit toilet. Osceola Ditch From Strawberry Creek Trailhead,…

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Baker Creek TH: Great Basin NP

Note: Starting November 1 until winter ends, Baker Creek Road is closed just before Grey Cliffs Campground. From the closure, it is a 2-mile, 1,000 foot climb to Baker Creek TH, by road or trail. Note: The trails are not heavily used during the road closure. We encountered ice and downed trees along the trail.…

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Wheeler Peak Area: Great Basin NP

The Climb to Wheeler Peak Campground Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive is closed November though (approximately) June. If you are visiting the park during the closure, you will need to use the pull-out at Upper Lehman Trailhead for trails heading to the Bristlecone Forest, Rock Glacier, Stella and Teresa Lakes, and Wheeler Peak. The climb is…

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Wildcat Canyon RP

Our hike in Wildcat Canyon Regional Park began at the main parking lot and head up the creek. We looped back around via the Havey Canyon Trail and San Pablo Ridge Trail and finally through Alvarado Park for a 9-mile, moderate hike. Alvarado Park Area This area of the park was privately owned from 1909 until…

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Old Moraga Ranch RT

Rancho Laguna Park This hike starts at the parking lot of Rancho Laguna Park. There is a restroom and water. Rancho Laguna Park belongs to the City of Moraga and is used by dog owners in the early morning and late afternoon as an off-leash dog park. The rest of the day it serves as a picnic…

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Lafayette-Moraga RT

Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail – 7.65 miles  one-way, paved, moderate The passage was once a mule train, then a railroad for lumber, then a utilities corridor, and, since 1972, a multi-use trail operated by the East Bay Regional Park District in cooperation with CCCSD, EBMUD, PG & E, Lafayette, and Moraga. Paved all the way, the…

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Kennedy Grove RRA

While small, Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area is a great place to spend a day. The park seems to be quiet and not much visited (possibly with the exception of the picnic area). Longer hikes can be achieved by connecting to other parks. Take a picnic and enjoy lunch in the lawn area after your…

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Big Break RS and Marsh Creek RT

  Big Break Regional Shoreline – paved trails, exhibits, kayaking For those of us that live in the Pittsburg/Antioch/Oakley area, Big Break Regional Shoreline is great day trip. The area, used by farmers for many years, was so named after a 1928 break in one of the levees which separated an asparagus farm from the…