Shell Ridge Open Space
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City: Walnut Creek Region: EastBay Park: Shell Ridge Open SpacePark Map URL: Click Here
Sunday, September 21, 2014 @ 9:00 AM
Meet at TRAILHEAD AT MIDDLE (NOT END) OF ROCKSPRING PL and IGNORE TRAIL NOTES. 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 Joaquin Ranch, south Twin Ponds Loop, north Twin Ponds Loop, Sugarloaf Shell Ridge, Briones Mt. Diablo, Ridge Top, Flat Top, and Hanna Lane Trails to Bob Pond. A short rest/snack stop before returning on the Borges Ranch, Briones Mt. Diablo, and Coyote Pond Trails to the junction with the Joaquin Ranch Trail. The shorter hike will return south to the trailhead on the Joaquin Ranch Trail. The longer hike will continue north to the Briones Mt. Diablo, Fossil Hill Loop, Indian Creek and Joaquin Ranch Trails 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
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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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