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Windy Point & Riggs Canyon Hike - Reservations Required

From April 23, 2017 9:00 am until April 23, 2017 7:00 pm Save to calendar

At Curry Point Trailhead Mount Diablo State Park South Gate Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94598, USA

Categories: Hiking

Sun., April 23, 9:00

Windy Point & Riggs Canyon hike

Leader: Jake Van Akkeren  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Meet: Curry Point trailhead (take South Gate Rd. ¾ mi. past Rock City to parking on right)

Fee: $10 per vehicle

Allow extra time on State Park roads due to cycle traffic safety regulations.

 

Reservations required: Contact leader by e-mail no later than Wed., April 21.

Please note that the leader has permission from Save Mount Diablo to include some trails on property which is owned by that organization. No one will be allowed to join the hike who has not made reservations with the leader.)

 

Description: Taking Knobcone Point Rd. past Balancing Rock, we’ll make our way to the Windy Point area before turning onto the Tassajara Creek Trail to Bob’s Pond for lunch.  We’ll then descend lovely Riggs Canyon to an abandoned ranch house before we climb into the Black Hills on the Oyster Point Trail. From there, it’s back via a series of ups and downs into and out of Sycamore Canyon. Wildflowers should be prolific. Allow 10 hours for this 14.5 mile hike with a total elevation gain of about 2700 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.

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