Alhambra Creek Trail

Briones Regional Park, California 94974

Distance0.9mi
Elevation Gain426ft
Trailhead Elevation362ft
Top774ft
Elevation Min/Max362/774ft
Elevation Start/End362/362ft

Alhambra Creek Trail

Alhambra Creek Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Contra Costa County, California. It is within Briones Regional Park. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 362 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 426 feet. Near the trailhead there are drinking water and restrooms. Along the trail there is a watering place. This trail connects with the following: Spengler Trail and Orchard Trail.

Alhambra Creek Trail Professional Review and Guide

"The landscape is lovely, with open meadows bordering on a stream shaded by oaks and bay laurels. The views are great, across the hills to the north bay and delta. But it’s the companionship of the dogs—and the dog lovers who walk them—that sets this trail apart. This pocket of the expansive Briones Regional Park— which encompasses more than 6,000 acres—features some of the most bucolic hiking in the East Bay. The loop couples an easy saunter alongside Alhambra Creek with a more challenging climb onto the Diablo View Trail. Vistas of Mount Diablo are framed in the boughs of oaks that grow on the ridgetop. Once part of an enormous rancho belonging to the Briones family, cattle still graze on the grassy hills of the Alhambra Valley. But cows aren’t the only animals that run here. On cool weekend mornings hikers let the dogs out, and they rule the trail. It’s a joyous scene, full of tail wagging and sniffing, with happy masters and their families sharing in the frivolity."

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Trail Information

Briones Regional Park
Nearby City
Briones Regional Park
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Briones Regional Park
Local Contacts
USGS Briones Valley and Walnut Creek
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Jul 2018