Best trails in Morgan Territory Regional Preserve

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Looking for a great trail in Morgan Territory Regional Preserve, California? AllTrails has 22 great hiking trails, running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 14 moderate trails in Morgan Territory Regional Preserve ranging from 2.6 to 8.4 miles and from 784 to 2,572 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
Nestled in the Diablo Foothills, Morgan Territory is a stunning and remote 4,708 acre preserve with plenty of opportunities for exploration. Hiking and horseback riding are the park’s premier activities. For intrepid visitors, the park also features a backpacking campground. Sandstone outcrops, lowland valleys, and expansive ridgetop views make for a varied experience. Make sure to pack plenty of water and a map or trail app; you may not come across many other hikers. Park Features: Acquired in 1976, this park is a key section of a much larger multi- agency open space corridor that protects Mount Diablo and its foothills. Sandstone hills within the park’s 4,708 acres are adorned in spring with more than 90 species of wildflowers, including the Diablo sunflower which grows only in the foothills of Mount Diablo. Deer, coyote and even the elusive mountain lion may be seen here, and a variety of raptors frequently soar overhead. The staging area at 9601 Morgan Territory Road has picnic tables, restrooms and drinking water. Hours: Jan 1 - 31: 8am - 5pm Feb 1 - Mar 12: 8am - 6pm Mar 13 - Apr 17: 8am - 7pm Apr 18 - Sep 5: 8am - 8pm Sep 6 - Nov 5: 8am - 7pm Nov 6 - Dec 31: 8am - 5pm
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Top trails (22)
#1 - Clyma, Highland Ridge and Raven Loop
Morgan Territory Regional Preserve
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Length: 8.4 mi • Est. 4 h 47 m
Morgan Territory is named for Jeremiah Morgan a former gold miner who started ranching the area in 1857. Morgan Territory is located within the traditional homeland of the Volvon, one of five Native AShow more
#2 - Clyma, Mollock, Highland Ridge, Eagle, Volvon Loop, Valley View, Volvon, Blue Oak, Hummingbird, Condor Trails Loop
Morgan Territory Regional Preserve
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 4 h 5 m
The hike begins with breathtaking views of Mt. Diablo in the distance. As the trail descends into the valley, it becomes beautifully rugged and wooded. By the time it crosses Morgan Territory Road, itShow more
#3 - Condor, Coyote, Stone Corral, Valley View, Manzanita, Miwok, Blue Oak, Hummingbird, Volvon, Prairie Falcon
Morgan Territory Regional Preserve
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 3 h 54 m
Park Features: Acquired in 1976, this park is a key section of a much larger multi- agency open space corridor that protects Mount Diablo and its foothills. Sandstone hills within the park’s 4,708 acrShow more
#4 - Bob Walker Ridge: Condor, Volvon, and Blue Oak Trails
Morgan Territory Regional Preserve
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
Hike the Bob Walker Ridge in Morgan Territory Regional Preserve. This loop hike offers some of the best views in the Regional Preserve. Enjoy the oak speckled landscape by foot or bike. From the MorgShow more
#5 - Condor and Prairie Falcon Trails to The Lost Lens Cap Overlook
Morgan Territory Regional Preserve
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 50 m
Condor and Prairie Falcon Trails to The Lost Lens Cap Overlook is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Livermore, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for alShow more
#6 - Shiba Spot via Volvon Trail
Morgan Territory Regional Preserve
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 4 m
Shiba Spot via Volvon Trail is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Livermore, California that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used Show more
#7 - Volvon and Blue Oak Loop Trail
Morgan Territory Regional Preserve
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 3 h 43 m
Volvon and Blue Oak Loop Trail is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Brentwood, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activitShow more
#8 - Old Finley Road, Highland Ridge, Black Hills and Sulphur Springs Loop
Morgan Territory Regional Preserve
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 3 h 46 m
Old Finley Road, Highland Ridge, Black Hills and Sulphur Springs Loop is a 7.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Pleasanton, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rateShow more
#9 - Volvon Loop Trail
Morgan Territory Regional Preserve
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 19 m
Volvon Loop Trail is a 4.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Brentwood, California that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily used for hiking, walking, andShow more
#10 - Blue Oak, Manzanita, Valley View, Colvon, Eagle, Highland Ridge, Coyote, Condor
Morgan Territory Regional Preserve
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Length: 8.4 mi • Est. 4 h 30 m
Blue Oak, Manzanita, Valley View, Colvon, Eagle, Highland Ridge, Coyote, Condor is a 8.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Livermore, California that features a waterfall and is ratedShow more
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