Ascent of Donlan Point on 2015-03-05

Climber: Frederick Johnson

Others in Party:My Papillon dog Flyer
Date:Thursday, March 5, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Donlan Point
    Elevation:1139 ft / 347 m

Ascent Trip Report

The short hike up Donlan Point in the Dublin Hills Regional Park starts at the Donlan Point Staging Area at the corner of Dublin Blvd and Marshall Canyon Dr. Today offered a beautiful springlike afternoon, with the hills surprisingly green for this severe drought period. There is still lots of open space to view despite the many new luxury homes in the Schaefer Ranch development and the sights and sounds of suburban sprawl viewed from the top of Donlan Point. The open route is obvious as the Calaveras Ridge Tr climbs from the staging area about 0.4 miles to the short spur up the Donlan Point Tr to the summit. On top there are a picnic table and bench on which to relax and take in the sweeping panoramic view. A 1966 Alameda County survey marker is nearby. The staging area can be reached from I-680 via Dublin Blvd and from I-580 via Dublin Canyon Rd and Schaefer Ranch Rd.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:339 ft / 103 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Route:Calaveras Ridge & Donlan Pt trails
    Trailhead:Donlan Point Staging Area  800 ft / 243 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Very good

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