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Stage Road Loop

Intermediate
 3.5 (2) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Pretty, moderate loop combining views of Wall Point, Mt. Diablo, and valley creek bed.


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Map Key

4.1

Miles

6.6

KM

Loop

878' 268 m

High

483' 147 m

Low

590' 180 m

Up

585' 178 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

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Features Birding · River/Creek · Spring · Views

There is a $6 parking permit for using the Macedo Ranch staging area.

Overview

This is a pleasant loop hike that provides a scenic route and a manageable distance.

Description

Start at the Macedo Ranch staging area, and begin up the fire road. After roughly 0.5 miles up hill, bear right onto Wall Point Road. Head over a shoulder and down a winding dirt fire road, through trees to Stage Road in the valley. Left on Stage Road as it crosses a stream several times, which will be dry in the summer. Beautiful old oak trees, views of rock outcroppings - and lots of Poison Oak.

Follow Stage Road for about 1.3 miles until you go through a gate and see a small picnic area on your left. Look for the sign post indicating Little Yosemite Valley Trail cutting back to your left. This is a singletrack trail not allowing bikes. This cuts pretty steeply up out of the valley floor onto the ridge where you started. Some great views up top of the ridge line, rock outcroppings and Mt. Diablo peak.

When you reach the ridge, turn left again onto Briones to Mt. Diablo Regional Trail and after 0.4 miles your at the starting intersection and follow Wall Point Road to your right, back down to your car.

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Shared By:

Rob Culin

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  3.5 from 2 votes

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The winter sun shines over Pine Ridge from Burma Road in Mount Diablo State Park
Jan 5, 2018 near Diablo, CA
Stage Road/Trail
Oct 22, 2017 near Diablo, CA

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Oct 4, 2020
Allyson E
Clear trail, though dry, dusty, conditions make some parts slick. 4.1mi — 1h 32m
Sep 8, 2019
Deanna Mendelsohn
13h 00m
May 4, 2019
Jason Jagodzinski
4.2mi
Jan 27, 2019
Kat Gaines