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Definitely recommend taking the Bald ridge trail as a short cut. Lovely views.

Was a hard but, good for exercises

hiking
10 days ago

hiking
11 days ago

This trail is mostly dog friendly, even with lots of off leash areas, but we did have to turn around and do a different loop as the end part is in Mt Diablo State Park where dogs aren't allowed

walking
17 days ago

Wildflowers and interesting rock formations

mountain biking
17 days ago

Still very muddy. Some nice views up on the ridge. Most of the trails on this track are single track and mountain bikes are not permitted, so I suggested an edit to remove that activity. The trails are very overgrown after the rainy season. I would wear long pants.

hiking
24 days ago

Some of the trails going outside the Castle Rock Recreational Area do not allow dogs, choose your loops wisely. Otherwise, great trails. Stage Road Trail has several small creeks to cross and good shade. Diablo Scenic Trail has amazing views, as well as Shell Ridge Trail and others.

Beautiful views and wildflowers. On the harder side of moderate; the climbs aren't too steep but they keep going for awhile. Wall Pt. side is exposed, secret valley and BBQ terrace portions are shady with small river crossings.

We saw some wild turkeys and a fat rattle snake at the end of the hike. He was handsome but he rattled at me and my baby.