City: Walnut Creek Park: Shell Ridge Open Space
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
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.