Shell Ridge Open Space
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City: Walnut Creek
Park: Shell Ridge Open Space
Park Map URL: Click Here
Sunday, June 25, 2017 @ 9:00 AM
Meet at TRAILHEAD AT MIDDLE (NOT END) OF ROCKSPRING PL at 9:00 am. IGNORE TRAIL NOTES. Trailhead address is 1880 Rockspring Pl, Walnut Creek
Either a hikers choice 6-mile 1100-foot elevation gain or 8-mile 1500-foot elevation gain loop hike in Shell Ridge Open Space. Route will be south on Joaquin Ranch Trail, south Twin Ponds Loop Trail past Bullfrog Pond, continuing to Twin Ponds, left on north Twin Ponds Loop Trail, right on Sugarloaf - Shell Ridge Trail, right on Briones to Mt. Diablo Trail, left on Ridge Top Trail, right on Costanoan Trail, quick left on Flat Top Trail, continue right at top of hill, right on Hanna Lane Trail to Bob Pond.
A short rest/snack stop before returning on the Borges Ranch Trail, right on Briones to Mt. Diablo Trail, left on Coyote Pond Trail to the junction with the Joaquin Ranch Trail.
The shorter hike will turn left on the Joaquin Ranch Trail to return to the trailhead. The longer hike will turn right
on the Joaquin Ranch Trail, left on the Briones to Mt. Diablo Trail, left on Fossil Hill Loop Trail, left on Indian Creek Trail, right on Joaquin Ranch Trail to return to the trailhead.
Water, restrooms and picnic tables at Bob Pond. Dogs welcome, off-leash OK on the trails.
Email: [email protected]
Cell Phone: (925) 548-8783
No facilities at trailhead. Water, restrooms, and covered picnic tables available at Borges Ranch/Bob Pond. Dog friendly, off-leash OK on trails.
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Parking Fee: None
Other Fees: None
From San Ramon, take Interstate 680 Northbound towards Walnut Creek, or from Oakland take Hwy 24 East towards Walnut Creek. Exit at Ygnacio Valley Road, turn RIGHT at the stoplight. After passing Civic Drive, turn RIGHT (south) onto Walnut BLVD. (Note: If you reach Bancroft/Walnut Avenue, you've gone too far! Make a U-Turn then LEFT at Walnut BLVD.) Continue on Walnut until almost the end and then left at Rockspring Place.
From Martinez, take Hwy 4 East to Interstate 680 South. Or from Antioch/Pittsburg take Hwy 4 West to 680 South. Exit at Treat Blvd, making a LEFT turn at the stoplight, then an immediate LEFT at the next stoplight onto Treat Blvd. Get in the far righthand lane and make a RIGHT turn at the 2nd stoplight onto Oak Road. Oak becomes North Civic Drive. Turn LEFT at Ygnacio Valley Road, then first RIGHT onto Walnut Blvd. (Note: If you reach Bancroft/Walnut Avenue, you've gone too far! Make a U-Turn then LEFT at Walnut BLVD.) Follow until almost the end then turn LEFT at Rockspring Place.
NOTE: Meet at TRAILHEAD AT MIDDLE (NOT END) OF ROCKSPRING PL. Trailhead address is 1880 Rockspring Pl, Walnut Creek.
The trailhead information on this page was last updated
Thursday, November 30, 2017.