Oak Woodland Hike

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14350 Marsh Creek Road

Clayton, CA 94517

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Join us for a hike at Marsh Creek 8, fondly referred to as “Big Bend.” We will be hiking through a beautiful and vibrant oak forest with elevation gain of about 500 feet. It’s a leisurely hike perfect for hikers at any level and should be great for kids 7 years old and up. We recommend wearing sturdy shoes, an extra jacket, and sunscreen. Bring lots of water and snacks.

Land: Save Mount Diablo

Rating: Easy

Distance: 2 miles

Elevation change: 500’

Leader: Save Mount Diablo Land Stewardship Associate Roxana Lucero

Meet: 14350 Marsh Creek Road, east of Clayton.

Directions: The 14350 Marsh Creek Road property driveway is 3.6 miles east of the intersection with Morgan Territory Road, and 3.2 miles west of the intersection with Deer Valley Road. East of Aspara and Gill Roads, the canyon will widen out on the south, you’ll pass a large faded green barn, and a large flat area along the creek will come into view—right as you’re about to pass the driveway. It’s the westernmost of two side-by-side straight, north-south driveways and is difficult to see if you are approaching from the west. Please do not drive down the easternmost driveway. (Also note that there is no reliable cell phone signal and Google Maps will send you too far west.)


Are dogs allowed on Discover Diablo hikes?

No. Some Discover Diablo hikes take place on land owned by other organizations (such as Mount Diablo State Park & East Bay Regional Park lands) and many of the trails on these properties have a strict no-dog policy.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Anyone under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. On the hike day, we will have a roster with your registration information on it. Please make sure to check in with the hike leader.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes. If you would like to change anything, please contact Denise Castro at

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can reach Denise Castro, Outreach & Education Associate, at

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