City: Walnut Creek Park: Shell Ridge Open Space
A moderate, approximately 5-mile partial-loop hike to Borges Ranch with 750 feet elevation gain. Route will be Briones Mt Diablo, Ginder Gap, Ridge Top, Briones Mt diablo and Borges Ranch Trails to the Ranch. A short rest/snack stop and then return on the Briones Mt Diablo Trail to the trailhead. Water, restroom and picnic tables at Borges Ranch. Dogs allowed off-leash on the trails. There may be some mud on parts of the trails, but should not be too bad.Contact: Howard
From 680 north or 24 east get off at the Ygnacio Valley Exit and turn right (east) onto Ygnacio Valley Road. Pass California, Main, Broadway, and Walnut Boulevard. Turn right (south) onto Homestead. Take your first left onto Marshall Drive. Go to the end. Park on street.