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Riggs Canyon And Highland Ridge Hike

From March 30, 2018 9:30 am until March 30, 2018 5:30 pm Save to calendar

At Morgan Territory Road parking lot for Mount Diablo State Park 2575-2611 Morgan Territory Road, Clayton, CA 94517, USA

Categories: Hiking

Fri., March 30, 9:30am-5:30pm

Riggs Canyon & Highland Ridge hike

Leader: Jake Van Akkeren  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Meet: Parking lot on Morgan Territory Rd. on the right immediately after you turn off Marsh Creek Rd. (look for a large blue building on the right). There will be a 5-mile carpool from here to the Red Corral trailhead on Morgan Territory Rd. which has extremely limited parking.

Fee: none

Description: This hike explores the hills framing Riggs Canyon in the southeastern reaches of Mt. Diablo State Park. We’ll make our way to Bob’s Pond just below Windy Point for lunch and then descend the shady Tassajara Creek Trail into lower Riggs Canyon. We’ll then ascend Highland Ridge for stunning views of the Diablo summit and North Peak. Wildflowers should be abundant. Allow 8 hours (from the parking lot) for this 10.5 mile hike with a total elevation gain of about 2100 feet. Bring layered clothing, sturdy foot ware, lunch and plenty of water. Steady relaxed pace with a 30-minute lunch and other rest breaks. Be prepared for mud and poison oak. Rain cancels.

2018-03-30 09:30:00
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