Saturday: Getting to know Marsh Creek, Top to Bottom Hike Begins at Morgan Territory

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The Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed and Save Mount Diablo will begin their tour of Marsh Creek Top to Bottom we will start at the headlands of Marsh Creek. Saturdays event will explore Morgan Territory.

Morgan Territory is many conservationists’ favorite East Bay Park; the link between two huge parks, Mt. Diablo and Los Vaqueros. It’s the blue oak-wooded headwaters of Marsh Creek and you can start high and stay high on its ridges–most of the park is above 2000′ and Highland Ridge is taller than Mt. Tam in Marin.

Named for the family of settler Jeremiah Morgan he called the territory “the morning side of the mountain” for its sunrise views. The hike includes spectacular views, the rocky Prairie Falcon cliffs and loops around Bob Walker Ridge.

Be sure to bring a snack, plenty of water, and dress in layers.  Sturdy boots or shoes are recommended.

Leader: George Phillips from Save Mount Diablo

Meet: Morgan Territory staging area  at 9:00 am at 9401 Morgan Territory Rd Livermore, CA 94551

Directions: From Brentwood  Take Marsh Creek Road towards Clayton, then turn left onto Morgan Territory Road. The staging area is 9.4 miles from Marsh Creek Road on the left hand side.

It takes a little while to get out there so plan accordingly!

Link to Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed
Link to Save Mount Diablo

Link to East Bay Regional Park District Morgan Territory Regional Preserve