Briones Regional Park

Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread !

The park is located in the East Bay, near Lafayette, Orinda, and Walnut Creek. Only 40 minutes drive from Berkeley.

The park is characterized by gentle hills. Briones Peak is the highest point in the park with an elevation of 1483 ft (452 m), and offers panoramic views of Mount Diablo.

The cows graze in the park, which is full of wild flowers.



Briones is an ideal park for soft hiking, running, and horseback riding. There are also a lot of picnic areas first-come, first-served with tables and barbecue stands.

The trails in Briones Regional Park are primarily fire roads.

This year because of the abundant rains, green is the dominant color in the park. When you walk you can find small waterfalls hidden between nature.

Trails details
  • Briones Crest Loop (7.9 mi, ~1200 feet elevation gain)
  • Briones Peak Climb (5.1 mi, ~800 feet elevation gain)

What you need to Know:

During the summer the park is too hot, spring is the best season.

Dogs are required to be on leash.

Parking fee of $5 charged when entrance kiosk is staffed.

Cell phones don't work in the park ;)

Briones Regional Park California
Briones Regional Park California
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