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Briones Park

Bear Creek Road, Orinda, CA
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Ranked #4 of 4 attractions in Orinda
Description: Large and isolated, this park whisks you out of the city in a hurry.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I am staying in Walnut Creek and decided to hike in the lovely golden hills I am looking at every day going to and from work. Admission is free on weekdays, sweet! There are several park entrances, I went to the Bear Creek Staging area. This entrance is very near Lafayette and Orinda and minutes off the highway. The roads... More

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Martinez, California, United States
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110 reviews 110 reviews
43 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

There are many entrances to this park - the Orinda location label is a bit misleading. Access is just as easy from the north Martinez side and several on the east Pleasant Hill side. It's quite a hilly park, the trails are mostly open and exposed, but there are plenty of shaded options in the valleys and draws. Because the... More

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San Francisco Bay Area
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

Miles of great trails through beautiful valleys and panoramic ridges with incredible views. A great place to spend a day hiking and I've never seen it crowded!

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Concord, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2011

Great location for weekend picnics and hikes. Make sure you have a good sense of orientation. This is an enormous park. Well worth time to get to know.

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