Morgan Territory Regional Preserve
This quiet, remote preserve is located in the surprisingly scenic foothills east of Mount Diablo. In fact, the eastern foothills are one of the most scenic parts of the Mount Diablo area, with an attractive mix of grasslands and dense woodland. It looks a lot like Pleasanton Ridge or Las Trampas, but with much less development around the park.
Morgan Territory is a huge park but it doesn't have any major attractions like Black Diamond's mine or Brushy Peak's peak. So although its main parking lot gets pretty full on weekends, once inside the park everyone spreads out and it's pretty quiet.
* The Volvon Trail ( mi, ft)
** The Tassajara Creek Trail (7.9 mi, 1060 ft)
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