Rocky Ridge - Route 5
7.3 miles     2200 ft
19 Jan 2013
Summary

Steep climb to Rocky Ridge. Awesome valley views.

Location: Las Trampas Regional Wilderness

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» Official Trail Map: Good map showing various trails. Also see Text section of the map.

Route

Rocky Ridge Loop (7.3 miles): From the Staging Area, follow Rocky Ridge View Trail (0.5 miles) → left on Cuesta Trail (1.4 miles) → right on Rocky Ridge View Trail (0.3 miles), looking out for a sign for Sycamore Trail on the left, before the fence for EBMUD area starts. Turn left on Sycamore Trail (1.3 miles). Turn left on Elderberry Trail (1.3 miles) to climb back up to Rocky Ridge. Turn right on Rocky Ridge View Trail (0.4 miles) → left on Elderberry Trail (1.7 miles) → left on Bollinger Creek Loop Trail (0.4 miles) to return to the Stging Area.

Notes:

  • Rocky Ridge View Trail is fairly steep. It climbs up 500 ft in the first half mile. To do this section in the end, you may reverse the overall loop.
  • Sycamore Trail descends 1000 ft over 1.3 miles. Devil's Hole Trail ascends 900 ft in 1.3 miles. Both trails have steep sections.
  • Near the intersection of Devil's Hole Trail and Rocky Ridge View Trail, there is a high point (1893 ft) shown on the map. The views from this point are almost 360 degrees.
Photos

Full photo album — 19 January 2013

Photos are from a different hike with similar landscape: Rocky Ridge - Route 8.
Trailhead

Location: on Bollinger Canyon Road, Moraga, CA 94556 . No street address. Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Directions: From I-680 North, take exit 36 for Crow Canyon Road, then turn left onto Crow Canyon Road and drive 1.3 miles. Turn right onto Bollinger Canyon Road and drive 4.4 miles to Las Trampas Staging Area.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: None (last visited: January 2011)

Capacity: About 20 cars

Latitude: 37.816590     Longitude: -122.049581

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