Pine Creek Loop Hike

  • Admission: Free
  • Location:
    Castle Rock Recreation Area
  • 1700 Castle Rock Rd
  • Walnut Creek, CA 94598
  • Time:
    9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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We’ll hike the trail above Castle Rock Recreation Area to Pine Creek. We’ll be able to glimpse the sandstone formations above it where peregrine falcons nest sometime between February 1 and July 31. We’ll continue via an adjacent ravine into open hillsides in Foothills Regional Park, and return via another ravine (shorter loop), or we’ll continue further along Pine Creek, crossing its drainage several times until we reach Little Yosemite Trail in Mount Diablo State Park, then hike into Foothills Regional Park and back (longer loop). Be sure to bring plenty of water, a snack, and dress in layers. Sturdy shoes or hiking boots recommended; hiking poles may be useful. Heavy rain cancels.