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Briones Regional Park, CA

Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Mon Jul 14 2014   Later Dates


With its rolling, grassy hills and secluded, shady canyons, Briones is a secret wilderness surrounded by the towns of central Contra Costa County. Although the park is close to Lafayette, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Concord, and Martinez, there are peaks within it from which you can see only park and watershed lands for miles in every direction.

From Briones Peak, the highest point in the park, there are panoramic views of Mount Diablo and the Diablo Valley to the east, the Sacramento River and Delta to the north, the East Bay hills and Mt. Tamalpais to the west, and Las Trampas Regional Wilderness to the south.


Briones is located in Contra Costa County in the city of Martinez.


Briones is an ideal park for hiking, running, and horseback riding over the park's scenic trails; picnicking, birdwatching, and similar activities; and informal recreation such as kite flying, photography, and nature study


Briones Regional Park's three group camping areas--Wee-Ta-Chi, Maud Whalen, and Homestead Valley-may be reserved by calling 1-888-EBPARKS or 1-888-327-2757, press option 2 or by writing to EBRPD Reservations, 2950 Peralta Oaks Court, P.O. Box 5381, Oakland, CA 94605-0381. Reservations must be made at least 5 days in advance.

Services & Amenities:

Alerts and Important Information
  • TO MAKE A RESERVATION call East Bay Regional Park District Reservations Department 1-888-327-2757 Option 2
  • TO MAKE A PAYMENT for Group, Equestrian, or Backpack camping reservations, call East Bay Regional Park District Reservations Department 1-888-327-2757, option 2.
  • PAYMENT METHODS We accept VISA and MasterCard. By Mail: Check or Money orders made payable to: East Bay Regional Park District
  • Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    37.93306, -122.15028
    37°55'59"N, 122°9'1"W

    To reach the Bear Creek Staging Area on Bear Creek Road, exit Highway 24 at the Orinda/Camino Pablo exit and head toward Richmond. Turn right on Bear Creek Road and travel 5 miles to the staging area on the right.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    Briones Regional Park
    2537 Reliez Valley Road
    Martinez CA 94553

    Phone Number:

    Information: 1-888-327-2757