Old Finley Road Loop is a 7.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pleasanton, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
This hike is a nice lollypop with some very nice views. The trip starts in Morgan Territory Regional Park and goes through a section of Mt Diablo State Park. Park on south side of Finley Rd - walk 3/4 mi. on blacktop to trailhead. Continue on Old Finley Rd, R on Walnut Tr, R on Amphitheater, L on Crestview, L on Highland Ridge, continue past Old Finley Rd on Highland Ridge, L on Tassajara Creek and continue past Bob's Pond where there is an nice bench thanks to Trail Dogs, at the bottom go R on an unmarked single track 30 yards to Riggs Canyon and turn R, R on Old Finley Rd to parking
We parked at the end of the Finley Road and hiked up to the Old Finley Road Trail. We supposed to turn right onto the Sulphur Springs trail but we missed it. So we turned and went down to the Walnut Trail. We followed the Walnut Trail and hiked up to the Highland Ridge Trail. From the Highland Ridge Trail we hiked back to the he Old Finley Road Trail. In this loop we had some shades and some very nice views. The hike was a moderate workout. My AllTrails record showed total 6.8 miles with 1214 feet elevation. We completed the hike in two and half hours with couple short breaks. I totally enjoyed.
One of our favorites, especially the Tassajara Creek section. A picnic table at Bob's Pond for a mid hike break.