With its rolling, grassy hills and secluded, shady canyons, the East Bay Regional Park District's Briones Regional Park is a secret wilderness surrounded by the towns of central Contra Costa County.Make Briones Park a centerpiece of your Orinda vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Orinda attractions planner .
Briones Park Reviews
Who knew that so close to Lamorinda (Berkeley area) there was a wide expanse of places to walk and see nature. So beautiful and easy walking! more »
It always amazes me that we have such an amazing open space so close to one of the largest cities in the country. Well it is true that there are a lot of open spaces and hiking/biking areas in the Bay... more »
This park has endless trails and lots of water. I hike here a lot with my dogs. It's very peaceful during the early morning. Just be careful, the rattle snakes are out this time of year.
Lovely place for a longer nature walk or a light hike depending on which of the two main trails you take. Once entering the park via the entrance gate, you will find a table and picnic area. Taking the left trail will give you a narrow path and a nice shaded walk path. The right path is a large trail often taken by horse riders and others looking to soak up sun and enjoy a leisurely stroll. It's a lovely park but not for people looking to have a nice and strenuous hike.
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