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Beauty in our own back yard

Ace nature photographer Joe Christianson, a senior at San Ramon Valley High, went hiking in Las Trampas right after the heavy rains and shared this gorgeous photo of the waterfall off Madrone Trail near Camille Avenue in Alamo. How fitting since the East Bay Regional Park District, which is responsible for the 5,342-acre Las Trampas Regional Wilderness and its expanded trails, is celebrating its 75th anniversary.

The district is offering its self-guided hiking program for free again this years, thanks to a partnership with Kaiser Permanente. The program includes detailed descriptions, including driving directions, to 20 of its most popular hiking, biking and equestrian trails, plus a chance to register for a free T-shirt and commemorative pin.

The guidebooks are available online and can be downloaded as PDF files. Fo to www.ebparks.org and look under the Trails Challenge logo.

— Dolores Fox Ciardelli

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Posted by Dublin Mike
a resident of another community
on Feb 25, 2009 at 10:40 pm

Congrats to Mr. Christianson for some wonderful photos. Having walked through Las Trampas during late Spring through late Fall I have never seen water, so his photos were a pleasant surprise.

He has a future in photography.

Dublin Mike
Dublin


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Posted by Kim Dijkstra
a resident of Danville
on Feb 27, 2009 at 7:22 pm

Where is this exactly? It is gorgeous! What a gift, thank you.
Kim D.


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Posted by Lynda
a resident of Alamo
on Mar 10, 2009 at 1:31 pm

Where is this and how do you get there? I live in Alamo and didn't know there was such beauty near here. Is it hard to get to? Thanks.


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Posted by Joe
a resident of Alamo
on Mar 18, 2009 at 11:04 am

Hi All,

The waterfalls can be reached from the trailhead at Camille Avenue in Alamo. After going through a cattle gate and up the first hill, the trail splits. Take the left branch of the trail and follow it above the ravine/creek. When you reach the point where the creek flows beneath the trail, go off-trail and follow the creek upstream until you find the falls.

- Joe


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