August 2, 2008

Round Valley Hike

In an attempt to stay close to home we headed over to Round Valley Regional Preserve in Brentwood. We grabbed all the info from the BA Hiker website. This hike is a 4.1mile loop with 900 feet in elevation change, which we completed in about 2 hours. The parking lot for the trailhead is huge, but there was only a couple cars in the lot. The hike starts on the Miwok Trail which is a multi-use fire road. After about a mile we turned left onto Hardy Canyon Trail. Hardy canyon is a narrower trail open to hikers and horses. This is where the trails climbs uphill a bit. Where the trail peaks we had a chance to stop for a rest and chat with some equestrians. The views were similar of many east bay hikes, brown grassy hills and a view of Mount Diablo in the distance. The day was starting to heat up so we continued along to finish the hike. This is not the place to be in the middle of the day during the summer heat.

Round Valley Website
BA Hiker Info