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Great place for a walk

Great neighborhood resource. Lots of looping trails where you can walk for as little or as long as... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
lkeefer
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Beautiful walk

There is a system of trails with a mixture of flat and elevation options. It's very safe but I... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2016
UniverseCitizen
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Walnut Creek, California
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Great neighborhood resource. Lots of looping trails where you can walk for as little or as long as you want. One can hike to Borges ranch or all the the way to Mt Diablo state park. Generally their are other people and friendly dogs around....More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank lkeefer
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

There is a system of trails with a mixture of flat and elevation options. It's very safe but I would still use the buddy system. It is not uncommon to see a coyote or a rare rattlesnake. You will see others walking about, trail runners,...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 11 November 2015

This is one of my favorite places to walk. Generally a dog-friendly off leash environment, but be careful of the mountain bikers and wildlife! I've seen snakes, coyotes, bobcats. In the summer there are rattlesnakes about, especially near the rocky outcroppings. During wet years some...More

Date of experience: July 2015
2  Thank Lovetobehomeagain
Reviewed 8 November 2015

I love walking/hiking but this isn't the best place. I have heard stories of people seeing wildlife such as mountain lions and such. Be alert and aware of your surroundings over here.

Date of experience: December 2014
Thank AnonymousPurveyor
Reviewed 11 May 2015

There are a lot of trails for hiking and Spring is the best time - all green and lush! Try the trails to Borges Ranch especially with children.

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank Journey I
Reviewed 22 April 2015

I head out to the hills of Shell Rdge at least twice a week to let my dog roam freely. There are many trails to chose from and it's easy to hike a 2 mile loop or turn it into an all day hike. The...More

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank Colleen M
Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

Getting lost in the wilderness and not being more than a 2 mile walk to Tiffany, Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus and some of the east bay eats Sun and hills and trees oh my

Date of experience: April 2015
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Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

Tucked away at the end of a bucolic neighborhood, this open space affords a little piece of Solitude in an otherwise densely populated city. There are a multitude of types of hikes and walks that people of all ages can take. These include walking along...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank topaccommodations
Reviewed 18 January 2015

Good views, you can choose hilly or flat trails, trails to all the way to Mt. Diablo. The trail that follows the stream channel is nice in the summer.

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank WalnutCreekDan
Reviewed 11 November 2014

Shell Ridge has so many hikes and trails to choose from. You cannot go wrong. It does get hot so be sure to bring water and wear sunscreen (hat and sunglasses are good too).

Date of experience: June 2014
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