Monday evening at 6:30 the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running a 3.5 mile course with a 2.1 mile short option from the end of Springhill Road in Lafayette. Our normal distance has been shortened to account for the steepness of the trails. Linda will be out early marking the course and Tina will be at the start to greet and sweep. Linda reports the views from the 3.5 mile loop coming down are amazing! Panoramic views of Mt. Diablo and Las Trampas.
The course: The trail follows the Springhill Trail, right on the Lafayette Ridge Trail, right on the Briones Crest Trail, right on the Sunrise Trail, left on the Buckeye Trail, and back to the parking lot.
Driving directions to trailhead: From the 680/24 interchange take 24 towards Oakland. Exit at Pleasant Hill Rd North. At the second light (Springhill Rd), turn left. Go all the way to the end of Springhill Rd. Go straight through the turnoffs for Springhill Ln and Springhill Ct. At the end of Springhill Rd is a parking lot on the right. The trailhead is through the cattle gate.