A trek in the Las Trampas Regional Wilderness "promises you windswept ridges, rugged jigsaw rock outcroppings, dusty valleys, moist spring-fed ravines, and trails curving through sunny grasslands and under the shade of pungent bay trees. This hike also includes a couple of great calf-burning, heavy-breathing 1,000-foot climbs up Rocky Ridge and the Devil's Hole. But you are rewarded with breezy, expansive views of the San Francisco Bay, the city skylines, the distant Delta, and majestic Mount Diablo and its valleys." We will take a break to snack and explore some cool wind caves and later have lunch with some awesome views.
Start: Bollinger Canyon Staging Area
Directions: From I-680, take the Crow Canyon Road exit west to Bolinger Canyon Road. Turn right (north) and go to the road's end.
Difficulty: Moderate to difficult due to two long 1,000-foot ascents
Fees: No fee for this trail or for parking
Beware of poison oak
Wear layers, bring sunscreen
Bring lunch, snacks, and water
No dogs, please
Rain, mud, extreme heat, or smoke cancels hike
**We'll leave promptly at 10:15 am**
Hosted by Karen Lee
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