Riggs Canyon & Highland Ridge Hike - Please read possible road closure warning in hike description
From April 14, 2017 9:30 am until April 14, 2017 5:30 pm Save to calendar
Riggs Canyon & Highland Ridge hike
Meet: Parking lot on Morgan Territory Rd. on the right immediately after you turn off Marsh Creek Rd. (look for a large blue building on the right). There will be a 5-mile carpool from here to the Red Corral trailhead on Morgan Territory Rd. which has extremely limited parking. PLEASE CHECK FOR POSSIBLE ROAD CLOSURE. PARKING LOT MAY NEED TO BE APPROACHED FROM LIVERMORE.
Description: This hike explores the hills framing Riggs Canyon in the southeastern reaches of Mt. Diablo State Park. We’ll make our way to Bob’s Pond just below Windy Point for lunch and then descend the shady Tassajara Creek Trail into lower Riggs Canyon. We’ll then ascend Highland Ridge for stunning views of the Diablo summit and North Peak. Wildflowers should be abundant. Allow 8 hours (from the parking lot) for this 10.5 mile hike with a total elevation gain of about 2100 feet. Bring layered clothing and plenty of water. Steady relaxed pace with a 30-minute lunch and other rest breaks. Be prepared for mud and poison oak. Rain cancels.