Marshall Drive Entrance

City: Walnut Creek
Park: Shell Ridge Open Space

Sunday, July 14, 2013 @ 9:00 AM

Event Notes:

A moderate, approximately 6-mile, 1100-foot elevation-gain, loop hike to Borges Ranch. An additional 2-mile extension is optional. Route will be via the Ridge Top, Flat Top, Hanna Lane, and Borges Ranch trails to the Ranch. After a short rest/snack stop the shorter hike will return on the Borges Ranch, Briones  Mt. Diablo, Coyote Pond, Indian Creek, and Briones  Mt. Diablo Trails to the trailhead. The optional longer hike inserts an additional loop via the Borges Ranch, Shell Ridge Loop, and Briones - Mt. Diablo Trails before following the shorter hike return route. Water, restroom and picnic tables at Borges Ranch. Dogs welcome, off-leash OK on the trails.

Contact: Howard   
Email: [email protected]
Cell Phone: (925) 548-8783


Trail Notes:

There are various choices from the staging area - sunny or shady, steep or merely rolling. Dogs may run free.


Directions to Trailhead:

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.

TrailHead Parking Fee: none

Click Here for a Map


The trailhead information on this page was last updated Friday, August 08, 2008.