Steve on the Bear Creek Trail in Briones

Steve on the Bear Creek Trail in Briones

The “Undiscovered Hikes of Lamorinda” blog was created in November 2012 by Steve Richard to help residents take advantage of all of the wonderful, but largely undiscovered hikes of Lamorinda.   We are literally surrounded by protected open space and park lands with an endless array of trails, but very limited guides or maps that help us take advantage of them.  Steve has been hiking the hills around Lamorinda since 1999 and is constantly on the look out for great trails that are off the beaten path, have a little feeling of wilderness to them, and quickly accessible.  Enjoy!

11 Responses to “About”

  1. Pamela July 30, 2013 at 10:45 pm #

    This is a beautiful site! Looking forward to trying some of the hikes. Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. Archana Myer April 18, 2014 at 5:21 pm #

    HI! This looks like a great blog — thanks for sharing! Do you ever organize group hikes? If so — I’d definitely be interested to join others who are familiar with these trails. Thanks!

  3. Tom Bell July 6, 2014 at 4:19 pm #

    Thanks for the helpful guides, Steve. Very nice. I didn’t see Las Trampas among your hiking zones…. possibly something to add to your collection.

  4. John Schick July 7, 2014 at 12:34 am #

    Another great hike is the Lafayette Community Park, right off St. Mary’s Road. I, or we (I lead walks for our SIR – Sons in Retirement – walk group), usually park by the field hockey rink, cross the bridge first turn left and take the north loop, then back to the bridge continuing in the other direction to the ball fields, (with the option of a climb up a hill and down again) exiting at the parking lot and taking the L-M paved trail back to the cars.

  5. Penn Ho July 14, 2014 at 10:45 pm #

    I really like this great blog. Just wonder if you have plan to include Walnut Creek area in the future since WC is just next to LAMORINDA and there are so many nice trails in WC’s open space.

  6. Tom Bell July 18, 2014 at 2:41 am #

    Meant to add this before: another phone app you might like is Alltrails. It links to web uploads such as this from my hike today – http://alltrails.com/tracks/longview-drive-to-pleasanton-ridge

  7. Bruce Pat Peterson November 24, 2014 at 6:29 am #

    Great site by a newcomer, .It missed the, cascades, waterfalls, springs & ponds.

    • Chris March 17, 2015 at 1:22 am #

      Your Blog is excellent. Thank you! I’m glad to have found it, and look forward to future posts.

  8. Bernard Catalinotto June 23, 2015 at 12:40 am #

    i am blown away by this site. Beautiful job!

  9. Thuy Le February 2, 2022 at 5:23 am #

    Steve, thank you for this blog. I reference it frequently and have loved exploring with it as my guide. I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciated it and all the time and effort you had put into this.

    • stever February 2, 2022 at 4:21 pm #

      Hi Thuy, thanks so much for the positive feedback. Glad the blog has helped you explore the Lamorinda area! Please let me know if you have any suggestions or ideas for further hikes to write up. Best, Steve

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