Directions to Leuschner Observatory

Address: Russell Reservation 
         4927 Happy Valley Road, 
         Lafayette, CA, 94549-2431
Phone:   925-284-9403
Map showing Russell

From the Campus (use Alternate route in rush hour)

Alternate routes from campus

Go through Tilden park, past Inspiration Point, down Wildcat Canyon road, go across Camino Pablo (San Pablo Dam Road) and then join Bear Creek Road (step 5 above).

Take Hwy 24 East to Acalanes exit (two past the Orinda exit) then go under the freeway, to the Upper Happy Valley Road. Follow this road until it ends and take a left on Happy valley and drive North until you get to the gate (Step 9 above).

From the East (Walnut Creek, Concord, or Livermore)

From Concord

For those daring people who have a map and are willing to become lost.

When entering the Russell Tree farm

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Last updated September 21, 2005