Virtual Guidebook to the San Francisco Bay Area
Parklands East of Mount Diablo
Contra Costa and Alameda Counties California




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The trailhead at Morgan Territory Preserve southeast of Mount Diablo, gives access to a network of trails through this former ranchland.

(February 2, 2009)


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The arid hills east of Mount Diablo feature blue oak forest. The trees are semi-deciduous, mostly bare in midwinter.

(February 2, 2009)


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On the Stone Corral Trail in the Morgan Territory Preserve, a reminder of the land's ranching heritage. Large valley oaks in the grasslands contrast with the diminutive blue oaks on the ridges.

(February 2, 2009)


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The Coyote Trail in the Morgan Territory Preserve dips down from the grassy ridgetops into a steep-sided arroyo with chaparral and live oak forest.

(February 2, 2009)


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