Alhambra Creek Trail

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Briones Regional Park

Alhambra Creek Trail is a 2.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Lafayette, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 2.4 miles Elevation Gain: 574 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

A great hike through nice cool shaded groves. A great choice for a hot day. Briones peak offers views from 1483' Take Alhambra Creek Trail To the Spengler Trail. Take Spengler to the Old Briones Road Trail. Continue to Briones Crest Trail to the Summit

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fee
10 days ago

Nice

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no shade
1 month ago

Pretty trail but to much on the fire road. On the west side trail, there is a creek running alongside just to the east . Just east of that is a better path through the woods!

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bugs
1 month ago

Easy trail with Beautiful scenery, not so much incline ! Will definitely come back to try the more challenging trails

Most beautiful of 16 trails I’ve hiked so far! Lots of shade first half, hiking counterclockwise, and some mud this morning.

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2 months ago

Very dog friendly, a bit busy. Great views and decent amount of shade. Well maintained.

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2 months ago

Nice loop through Briones, with a combination of shaded areas and open trail. Path is pretty wide with gravel and dirt, and used by horses and bikes as well. Great view of Mt. Diablo at the top and grassy scenery. Took about 45 minutes to do the loop. Parking lot closes at 6 pm.

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3 months ago

We did the Alhambra Creek trail which turned into the Diablo View trail. Very mild, not much elevation change. Beautiful rolling hills, woodsy dirt paths, crooked trees with small off trails. No shortage of cattle grazing but they don’t mind humans at all (just don’t approach). Very dog friendly - just don’t forget to take your poop bags out with you. Finished the whole trail but forgot to press restart on the recording after a brief drone break.

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fee
rocky
3 months ago

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7 months ago

Pretty exposed to sunlight, although there are some spots you can stop for shade. Steep slopes at parts. Dirt trails, sometimes wide, sometimes narrow. Quiet at parts.

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10 months ago

This was a great trail I recommend you do it clockwise as you’ll get the hotter part of the hike out of the way earlier. The views are spectacular.

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no shade
10 months ago

Open space trail located in a residential area. The trail entrance is in an uphill circle of 3 houses with limited parking but when I went at 7 pm it wasn’t hard to find a spot in front of one of the houses. Once on the trail, we walked toward the right up the hill over looking beautiful mt Diablo. There was a bit of horse droppings but it’s to be expected in a grassing open space like this. Looks like there’s a couple different trails that offer more shaded areas so it seems worth coming back sometime to explore the hills more.

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blowdown
bridge out
bugs
closed
muddy
no shade
off trail
over grown
private property
rocky
scramble
snow
washed out
11 months ago

Tue May 28 2019

I got poison oak 5/23/19 on this trail. be mindful if you take the creek path that parallels the road.

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Sat May 11 2019

Nice easy trail that can easily be made more challenging due to an abundance of intersecting trails. Good mix of sun and shade. Was still some water and lots of wild flowers. Hills are just changing from green to gold.

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Thu May 02 2019

This is the best time of year. Still green with some wild flowers.

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Tue Apr 16 2019

Lots of shade and dog friendly. Many other trails to take, but I took the Alhambra Creek Trail > Spengler Trail > Diablo Trail back to Alhambra Creek Trail to the parking lot. Overall great hike!

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