Rocky Ridge - Route 7
5.1 miles     1200 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

Warmup Loop (1.5 miles): From the Staging Area at the very end of Bollinger Canyon Road, follow Bollinger Canyon Creek Trail going north (0.8 miles + 0.7 miles) to return to the Staging Area. Half of the loop is in the open, amid green rolling hills. Half of the loop is adjacent to a creek and is shaded by trees. The warmup loop is helpful for preparing ourselves for the steep climb that lies ahead.

Rocky Ridge Loop (3.6 miles): From the Staging Area, follow Rocky Ridge View Trail (0.5 miles) to intersection with Custa Trail. Continue along Rocky Ridge View Trail (0.2 miles) to a fence with signs for EBMUD. Turn left on Rocky Ridge View Trail (1.1 miles) → left on Cuesta Trail (1.4 miles) → right on the paved road parallel to Rocky Ridge View Trail (0.4 miles).

Notes:

  • Starting from the Staging Area, Rocky Ridge View Trail climbs up 900 ft in about one mile, making it one of the steepest trails in the bay area.
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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