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Briones Park

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Stunning national park!

A beautiful open space with great hiking and biking! we have been visiting this park for 20 years... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
Orinda, California
Briones Covers All The Bases

Over 6,000 acres of meandering trails through woodland, hillside and meadows. Parking is ample... read more

Reviewed April 27, 2018
Charlotte, North Carolina
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“great hiking”(4 reviews)
“off leash”(2 reviews)
“coyote”(2 reviews)
Large and isolated, this park whisks you out of the city in a hurry.
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Bear Creek Road, Orinda, CA
+1 510-562-7275
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

A beautiful open space with great hiking and biking! we have been visiting this park for 20 years and always find a beautiful new place to walk! Dogs can go off leash and run freely!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kamalab830
Reviewed April 27, 2018

Over 6,000 acres of meandering trails through woodland, hillside and meadows. Parking is ample, rest rooms and picnic tables are available. Biking, horseback riding, hiking, walking the dog, picnicking, playing in the creek, enjoying the views and appreciating nature easily accessible from the freeway. Go...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank WeSawIt2013
Reviewed February 11, 2018

This is a huge regional park, part of the green space that surrounds the built-up Bay Area. Hills and reservoirs. Places to hike and picnic.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed February 6, 2018

I love Briones. I have hiked most of it and been to the peak several times. The terrain is varied from grassy rolling hills, to shady forests. On the Lafayette side, there is an archery range, as well.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank silverlongjohn63
Reviewed January 20, 2018

My first visit to this beautiful park. It was a wonderful sunny Saturday afternoon in January. We arrived around 3pm and hiked for about 2.5hrs. Not many people, amazing sunset. Coyotes singing as we hiked back to the car.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Alec D
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

We did a day hike and it's very scenic. Can get quite warm in summer and not a lot of shade but worth it. Keep an eye out for rattlers !

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank jsksOrinda
Reviewed June 17, 2017

Visited in early morning. Beautiful views, with many locals walking, hiking, and enjoying a hidden gem regional park. Only $3.00 fee to enter. Well worth visiting.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Richard S
Reviewed May 2, 2017 via mobile

I am so lucky to live at 15 minutes cycling distance from this paradise. If you are stopping by Diablo Valley and have half a day free, do not miss to visit this beautiful park. My suggested itinerary is to enter North through the Old...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Paolo P
Reviewed December 25, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful example of California oak-clad hills and streams. Walk amongst cattle herds, bird, migrating newts in the rainy season, etc. Not hugely hiked while there (admittedly on a slightly rainy day). View of reservoir on drive up/down also beautiful.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank H7761HEas
Reviewed August 21, 2016

We spent a few days aclimatising to US time at Walnut Creek. The walks were very good. One of the better walks was 6.5 Km (4 miles) and 1.5 hours from near the end of Springhill Rd. There is parking (and toilets) on the north...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Colin D
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