Briones Hills Loop Trail

MODERATE 66 reviews
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Briones Hills Loop Trail is a 6.5 mile moderately 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 best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,125 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This loop trail offers great view of Mt. Diablo.

1 month ago

Great hike. We went early in the morning to beat the heat (which I highly recommend). Little shade on this hike but not much tall grass so it was great for my pup. Keep dogs on leash at all times, we had some snake sightings.

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5 months ago

Hiked this trail on a cloudy day, a day after some evening rain. The clouds made for a perfect hike as there is not much shade along the trail. The rain, however, created quite a bit of mud along the hike which made it more of a upper moderate hike today. Had to navigate around some thick mud and soft footing. Beautiful scenery throughout the trail, from the rolling hills to the cows to the views of the Carquinez Strait.

11 months ago

Walked the ridge and then descended a steep slope through dry grass/reeds. Should have stayed in the trail.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Great loop with a mix of climbing and flat terrain. Gorgeous views from Mt Diablo to the Carquinez bridge. Had to navigate around a herd of about 30 cows at one point blocking the trail. A lot of cattle gates along the trail. Make sure to bring plenty of water for a hot day. Lots of lizards, wild flowers, and birds.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Perfect in the winter. Everything's all green and there isn't much shade, but it can get muddy if it's rained recently.

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Great Hike to see the Green Hills - a little muddy about 2 miles from the finish but considering how much it has poured - it wasnt too bad

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Nice and well maintained trails making a wonderful loop.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Can't get any better. Beautiful, wide range of views from inside a forest to the top of a big hill. Not much traffic - people anyway! Lots of sweet cows on the trail.

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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Nice hike, lots of wide open views of grassy hills. Not overly busy, even on a Saturday.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Love this hike. medium hike with great views. Dogs on a leash please. watch out for Road Apples!

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Very good year round hike. Excellent area to hike with dogs especially fall and winter when there's not too many people around.

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Lovely diverse loop with views and newts in the lakes

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Great hike. Great elevation. Great view of Mt. Diablo.

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