Discover one of Save Mount Diablo’s newest property acquisitions, Hanson Hills, where blue oak ridges meet miles of sky and pathways in all directions lead towards other parks and preserves. A short distance away from its entrance on busy Marsh Creek Road, you will enter a quiet secluded narrow canyon by a streambed that will lead you to living postcard views of Mount Diablo you have never seen before.
The outing will be a short, steep tour of the property, only a hop, skip and a jump away from the East Bay Regional Park District’s new Deer Valley Regional Preserve. Be sure to dress in layers and wear sturdy boots or shoes; bring plenty of water, sunscreen and a snack. Heavy rain cancels the event.
Distance: 3 miles
Elevation change: 800’
Leader: Save Mount Diablo Stewardship and Outreach Coordinator, Jim Cartan
Meet: Park n’ Ride lot at Peacock Creek Dr. Clayton, CA – we will carpool to Hanson Hills
Directions: From I-680 North or downtown Walnut Creek head east on Ygnacio Valley Rd., continue on Ygnacio Valley Rd. for 7.5 miles. Make a right onto Clayton Rd. and continue on Clayton Rd for 2 miles. Take a left onto Peacock Creek Drive, the parking lot will be on your first right.