Monday evening at 6:30 the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running a 6 mile loop course on Shell Ridge from Rocksprings Place in Walnut Creek. Ginny will be marking the course Monday morning with her dogs. She suggests you take a copy of the course with you in case the arrows get erased during the day. Chris will be at the start to greet and sweep.
The Course: Start at Rocksprings, at junction turn rt. On briones to mt diablo trail. Follow all the way up towards borges intersection. Continue on briones mt diablo, thru gates, up steep hill, stay rt as you go around back of hill. Stay rt and at junction of foothill ridge trail, go left on foothill ridge trail (by water tower). Follow foothill ridge towards livorna. When you come upon single track trail, turn rt down towards Benham ct. at ct turn rt, stay rt on single track, as single track goes up hill take the shortcut to service road headed to bull frog pond. Left on the service rd, past bullfrog . go on single track to twin ponds. At twin ponds, take steep service rd on left up to briones mt diablo trail. Turn left on trail back to rocksprings.
Driving Directions: From the 680/24 Interchange take Ygnacio Valley Road towards Concord. Turn right on Walnut Blvd. (1st light after Civic). Follow Walnut Blvd almost to its end. Turn left on Rocksprings Place. Park on the street where the Joaquin Ranch Trail crosses.