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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Las Trampas Regional Park Hike

San Ramon, CA
East Bay Regional Parks Hosting Las Trampas Regional Park Hike
July 22nd 9 AM

Las Trampas Regional ParkLas Trampas Regional Wilderness

East Bay Regional Parks will be hosting a HIKE at Las Trampas on Sunday July 22nd. This hike is an informational hike to help raise money for the Sierra Club in the lawsuit against the North West Specific Plan.

All age groups are welcome............ come spend some quality family time hiking our beautiful ridgelines.

Please put it on your calendar for:

Sunday, July 22nd at 9 AM
Meet at the end of Bollinger Canyon Road (Las Trampas Regional Park) Staging Area.

Information from:
East Bay Regional Parks

Meet at 9 am, Sunday, July 22 for a 2-3 hours hike along the ridge of Las Trampas Regional Park. Please bring water, sunscreen, hat, and sturdy shoes. There is a sharp uphill trek to start and a flat trail on the ridge.

We will meet at the Bollinger Canyon staging area, north of Crow Canyon Road, go up the Chamise Trail to the Las Trampas ridge trail, go south along the ridge to the edge of the Faria property border, retrace our steps on the ridge trail to the Chen property (newly purchased by the Park District) where we can hike down to Bollinger Canyon. (need some cars there)

If hikers want to return to the staging area they may retrace the ridge trail and return via Chamise to their cars. More avid hikers could easily go longer if they'd like, traveling north along the ridge trail.

Bob Doyle is getting permission to go through one private property (Elworthy) which covers the ridge trail.

Difficulty? Chamise does zig-zag uphill and will take time for the novice hiker. But, once on top, the trail is flat. I would plan for 2-3 hours, bring water and a hat. Fabulous views!

The Las Trampas Ridge trail is part of a longer, overlay trail, the Calaveras Ridge Trail, which will eventually extend from Briones on the north to Sunol on the south.

Las Trampas
Las Trampas Park Area
Click Map for a larger view of the area.

For more information about the area.
Visit the East Bay Regional Park District Las Trampas Park info.

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