Shell Ridge Open Space
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City: Walnut Creek Region: EastBay Park: Shell Ridge Open SpacePark Map URL: Click Here
Sunday, August 10, 2014 @ 9:00 AM
Meet at TRAILHEAD AT END OF ROCKSPRING PL and IGNORE TRAIL NOTES. Either a hikers choice 6-mile 1100-foot elevation gain or 8-mile 1600-foot elevation gain loop hike in Shell Ridge Open Space. Route will be south Twin Ponds Loop, Borges Ranch, Briones - Mt. Diablo, Coyote Pond, Ginder Gap Loop, Ridge Top, Costanoan and Borges Ranch Trails to Borges Ranch. After a short rest/snack stop return via Borges Ranch to Twin Ponds. The shorter hike will return on the north Twin Ponds Loop Trail to the trailhead. The longer hike will ascend the Twin Ponds Trail to the Stonegate Trail, continuing on Foothills Trail and descending to Bullfrog Pond, south Twin Ponds Loop Trail to Twin Ponds and returning to the trailhead on north Twin Ponds Loop Trail. Water and restrooms at Borges Ranch. Dogs welcome, off-leash OK on the trails.
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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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