Monday evening at 6:30 the Dirt dog Trail Runners will be running a 6 mile loop course on Shell Ridge from Whitecliff Way in Walnut Creek. Ginny will be marking the course Monday morning. Kat will be at the start to greet and sweep. This is a dog friendly course.
The course: At the whitecliff gate, go up the steep service road, follow it ( it bends right) down to bullfrog pond area. Take the single track trail on the left to twin ponds. At twin ponds go left then left down the single track trail that goes by the bench. At the bottom, turn sharp right on the service road. Up steep hill until junction of briones/mt diablo trail . Turn right, go up hill, at the top, turn left on ridge trail that goes up by silver water tank. Follow it down to gate. Go thru gate, turn right on service road, stay on service road to borges ranch. Follow the single track trail that parallels the ranch. At gate go up the driveway to top. At the kiosk, turn left on briones mt diablo trail. Up hill, veer right, stay right then go right again. At fork, take foothill ridge trail on the left by green water tank. Follow to gate, just on other side of gate turn right on single track to bullfrog. Rt thru gate, then straight on single track on the left side of bull frog. Follow back to whitecliff.
Driving Directions: From the 680/24 interchange take 680 South towards Dublin. Exit at the South Main Street exit and continue South on South Main Street. Turn left on Rudgear Road. (Those coming North on 680 can exit directly onto Rudgear Road.) Go East on Rudgear Road, pass Rudgear Park, and turn left on Whitecliff Way. Park on Whitecliff Way at the end of the road by the trailhead.