Walnut Creek Open Space
Ohlone Trail Loop
City: Walnut Creek
Park: Walnut Creek Open Space
Sunday, March 06, 2005 @ 10:30 AM
Dogs are permitted on the first part of this route, but not once inside the widlife preserve gates.
Cell Phone: (925) 457-7717
Work Phone: (925) 272-4321
Meet on Arbolado Drive, just past Arbolado Community Park, at the entrance to Rancho Paraiso residential community, by the paved hiking trail (on the north side of Arbolado Drive).
We'll start on Ohlone Trail, then turn right and follow Paraiso Trail uphill where it meets Lime Ridge Trail. Turn right, walk approximately 100 yards, then turn left onto Crystal Ranch Trail. After gate, turn left onto Manzanita Trail.
At this point you can either turn left onto Lime Ridge Trail (unmarked) (then right turn downhill back onto Paraiso Trail to return to Ohlone Trail) and return back, or continue uphill (steep) on Manzanita until you reach Ohlone Trail. Turn left onto Ohlone and return back to our starting location.
Total distance for this hike is a little over 4.3 miles. I consider this a moderate hike overall. Some steep spots, but most of it typical "rolling hills" type terrain. All dirt trail.
Click Here for a Map
From Hwy 680 North or Hwy 24 East, exit at Ygnacio Valley Road. At the bottom of the hill turn right onto Ygnacio at the light. Proceed thru Walnut Creek until you reach Oak Grove Road (gas station on right). Turn right onto Oak Grove Road.
From Hwy 680 South, take the Treat Blvd exit, head east on Treat (left at off ramp light, left at Treat Blvd light) until you reach Oak Grove Road (gas station on right). Turn right onto Oak Grove Road.
Go past the library. The 4th stop sign should be Arbolado Drive. Turn left at Arbolado Drive (stop sign). Pass two stop signs, and two parking lots on the left for Arbolado Park. Past the 2nd parking lot is the soccer field (on your left). Park along the street. Trail starts just past Arbolado Park before Woodfern Court.
Meet at trail crossing.
The trailhead information on this page was last updated
Saturday, March 05, 2005.