City: Walnut Creek Park: Shell Ridge Open SpaceAlternate URL: Click Here
Starting at9:30 am from Marshall Dr., this is a moderate approx 7-mile 1400-ft elevation gain hike to Borges Ranch. Please download and print out the route map here.
Route from Marshall Dr. to Borges Ranch is road to Ridge Top Trail, following Ridge Top Trail past Ginder Gap Loop, crossing Coastanoan Trail around the hill, left on Flat Top Trail, right on Haystack Hill Trail to the peak. After enjoying the view, return down Haystack Hill Trail, right on Flat Top Trail, right on Hanna Lane Trail to Bob Pond. Then right up to Borges Ranch for a rest/snack stop.
Return up Borges Ranch Trail, right on Briones to Mt. Diablo Trail, left on Coyote Pond Trail at the gate, passing Coyote Pond, right up the hill for a left onto Indian Creek Trail, right on trail passing Indian Valley School to return to the trailhead.
Please download and print out the driving directions map here. Restrooms and water at Bob Pond and Borges Ranch. Dogs OK.Contact: Howard
For map directions, the address of the adjacent Indian Valley School is 580 Marshall Drive.
From 680 Northbound exit at Ygnacio Valley Rd. Turn Right heading East. At approximately 1 mile turn right onto Homestead Ave. At first left turn onto Marshall Drive and follow to end of road.
From Ygnacio Valley Road westbound pass John Muir Hospital and turn left onto Homestead Ave. At first left turn onto Marshall Drive. and follow to end of road.