SUNOL REGIONAL/MAGUIRE PEAKS
Hike Date: Saturday, December 2, 2023
Leader: Ron Gasparinetti
Leader Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Leader Phone: 650-759-5345Meeting Locations:Whole Foods; 2001 Market St. @ Dolores (on the Dolores St. side) or the Rockridge BART Station in Oakland Please only show up at these meeting locations if you've arranged to meet your ride or driver there.
Meeting Time: 8:45 AM
Departure Time: Shortly after 8:45 AM
Rating: Level 5
Mileage: 12 miles
Elevation Gain: 2200' (the side trip to the summit would add 210')
Description: We’ll start our hike at the Sunol Wilderness Visitor Center with the Indian Joe Creek Trail. This is a pleasant trail along the creek for which the trail is named. You’ll appreciate the shade of the oak trees as we make our initial 700’ ascent leveling off at the Highland Valley Rd.Trail. Most of the hike is exposed with wide open views of local reservoirs and north to Mount Diablo. This hike crosses grasslands, dives into oak forests, and traverses several ranches. There are a few precarious sections (especially if the ground is moist) and the final ascent to the top of the peaks is short but challenging. While a significant portion of this hike is on dirt fire roads, there will be impressive views all around us and great photo opportunities for rolling amber/green hills, Mount Diablo,.....and cows. This is East Bay grassland hiking at its best! Dogs are welcome but leashing should be considered for the few sections that could prove dangerous to them or other hikers.
YOU'LL BE CONTACTED IF, WHEN YOU REGISTER FOR THIS HIKE, YOU INDICATE THAT YOU NEED A RIDE AND/OR CAN TAKE PASSENGERS.
Bring / Wear: Lots of water for a vigorous hike; lunch, sun protection-most of this hike is exposed. Poles would be useful for a few steep sections or if it’s drizzly.
Weather Policy: Hike will be postponed if heavy/steady rain is forecast
Trailhead Meeting Place: Sunol Wilderness Visitor Center 1895 Geary Rd, Sunol 94586
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Trailhead Meeting Time: 10:15 AM
Trailhead Departure Time: 10:30 AM
Total RT driving distance: Whole Foods San Francisco - 120 miles
Rockridge Bart Station Oakland - 82 milesPassenger Carpool Fees (including $5 entrance fee):
San Francisco - $16
Rockridge St. - $11
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