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Briones Park

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Address: Bear Creek Road, Orinda, CA
Phone Number: 510-562-7275
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Large and isolated, this park whisks you out of the city in a hurry.

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Check the hours! Parking gates will close at night.

Stretched over 6000 acres Briones provide easy to moderate trails for those who love hiking. I have pretty much used the Orinda, Martinez and Lafayette entrance. Probably the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Megan K
San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stretched over 6000 acres Briones provide easy to moderate trails for those who love hiking. I have pretty much used the Orinda, Martinez and Lafayette entrance. Probably the Orinda provides the most cardio from Bear Creek. From the top you can see Benicia bridge and Diablo mountain. One big reminder: PLEASE CHECK THE HOURS OF THE PARK. I had a... More 

Thank Megan K
Orinda, California
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

There are wonderful hiking and biking trails throughout the park. It is amazing how easy it is to get away from the hubbub of the nearby urban communities.

Thank Laura94563
Upland, California
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

Fascinating wildlife and many different trails to explore. Suitable for light walking, hiking, and horseback riding.

Thank Suzannah T
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We've now made hiking in Briones Park a weekly thing. There are so many beautiful trails to explore and discover!

Thank melidramatic
Pleasant Hill, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Huge park. some open space, some trees and trails, some cows, and several different entrances from 3 different cities. Best thing for me is it is dog off leash and they love it. But there isn't any water or swimming holes. there are poop bags at the Pleasant Hill Rd entrance and a parking lot though that is a less... More 

Thank florey603
Orinda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Variety of trails for everyone. Wonderful views toward the Bay, Benicia and Mount Diablo. Take the rim trial to see it all. Often see hawks, Eagles and other wildlife including the occasional Coyote.

1 Thank Ira H
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

To someone who doesn't live in the area, this park is not the easiest for figuring out the multiple entrances/exits and all the amenities. Be patient, do your homework and enjoy it. Sometimes a little challenge is good for the soul. I never am one for giving up.

1 Thank chicago90Phoenix
Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Briones Park is a nice place to hike, bike, or ride your horse. It is becoming more popular so you are likely to see a few people, but it is a great escape.

1 Thank RIki S
Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

Hiked this park on a Fourth Friday -- free parking! Great hiking park. Used tbe Almaden Creek staging area. Lots of hike options. Pretty park.

1 Thank egrs66
Atlanta, Georgia
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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 

2 Thank emomshart

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