Join us on a walking tour of Marsh Creek 8, fondly referred to as “Big Bend.” Marsh Creek meanders this 51-acre property and dissects the landscape into three distinct floodplains. Up the hill are beautiful blue oaks and fantastic views of Mount Diablo. The three-mile hike will be moderately paced with very little elevation gain, approximately 300 ft. Bring plenty of water and snacks and wear appropriate clothing and shoes. Heavy rain cancels.
Meet: 14350 Marsh Creek Rd. east of Clayton.
Directions: The 14350 Marsh Creek Rd 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 first, westernmost of two side by side straight, north-south driveways. Look for a Save Mount Diablo sign; no reliable cell phone signal and Google maps will send you too far west.