Shell Ridge Open Space
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City: Walnut Creek Region: EastBay Park: Shell Ridge Open SpacePark Map URL: Click Here
Sunday, March 10, 2013 @ 10:00 AM
A two-in-one hike in Shell Ridge. An easier, 6-mile, 1100-foot elevation gain loop hike to Castle Rock Park. And a 2-mile, 300-foot elevation gain add on from Castle Rock Park. Route to Castle Rock Park will be via Sugar Loaf - Shell Ridge, south Twin Ponds Loop, Borges Ranch, Briones Mt. Diablo, Shell Ridge Loop, and Stage Rd. trails to Castle Rock Park. After a short rest/snack stop, the shorter hike will return via Stage Rd, Shell Ridge Loop, Briones Mt. Diablo, Borges Ranch, and north Twin Ponds Loop trails to the trailhead. The longer hike will return over the hill to Bob Pond via the Shell Ridge Loop and Borges Ranch trails, then the Hanna Lane, Flat Top, Sulfer Creek, Ridge Top, Ginder Gap, Briones Mt. Diablo and Sugar Loaf Shell Ridge trails to the trailhead. No facilities at the trailhead, but full facilities at Castle Rock Park. Dog friendly, off-leash OK on the trails. NOTE: Trailhead is at the very end of Rockspring Pl. Nearby address is 2100 Rockspring Place, Walnut Creek, CA.
Email: [email protected]
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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