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Morgan Territory Family Walk

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Morgan Territory staging area

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Morgan Territory is many conservationists’ favorite East Bay Park, serving as the link between Mt. Diablo State Park and Los Vaqueros Reservoir. It’s the blue oak-wooded headwaters of Marsh Creek – most of the park is above 2000′ and Highland Ridge is taller than Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County. Named for the family of settler Jeremiah Morgan he called the territory “the morning side of the mountain” for its sunrise views. The hike includes spectacular vistas, the rocky Prairie Falcon cliffs and loops around Bob Walker Ridge. Be sure to bring a snack, plenty of water, and dress in layers. Sturdy boots or shoes are recommended.

Rating: Moderate

Distance: 3.5 miles

Elevation change: 500’

Leader: Save Mount Diablo Hike Leader, Judy Abrams

Meet: Morgan Territory staging area, Morgan Territory Rd.

Directions: From I-580 in Livermore: exit onto N. Livermore Ave. and turn north. Shortly after N. Livermore curves left (west), turn right onto Morgan Territory Road and follow it for about 5.5 miles to the staging area which will be on the right hand side of the road. From Walnut Creek/Concord: take Clayton Road to Marsh Creek Road, then turn right onto Morgan Territory Road. The staging area is 9.4 miles from Marsh Creek Road on the left hand side.

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