Shell Ridge Open Space
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City: Walnut Creek Region: EastBay Park: Shell Ridge Open SpacePark Map URL: Click Here
Thursday, August 18, 2011 @ 9:00 AM
A moderate, 5+-mile loop hike with about a 900-foot elevation gain to Castle Rock Park. Route will be via Sugar Loaf - Shell Ridge, Briones to Mt Diablo, Borges Ranch past the ranch and Bob Pond, and Shell Ridge Loop trails to Castle Rock Park. A short rest/snack stop and then return via Stage Rd, Shell Ridge Loop, Briones to Mt Diablo, Borges Ranch, and north Twin Ponds Loop trails to the trailhead. No facilities at trailhead but full facilities at Borges Ranch, Bob Pond and Castle Rock. Dog friendly, off-leash OK on trails. NOTE: Trailhead is at very end of Rockspring Pl.
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Cell Phone: (925) 548-8783
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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.
Other Fees: None
The trailhead information on this page was last updated
Thursday, November 30, 2017.
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