Open Space Background

Recommended Walks in the Walnut Creek Open Space

We have compiled some interpretive guides to walks in the Open Space with notes and pictures of things to see on those walks plants, animals, and the geology of the area. In addition, we have general guides that provide background information on things you might see anywhere in the Open Space.

Many of our trails are accessed through residential streets. On your way to and from Walnut Creek's Open Space, remember to be a good neighbor: Obey all traffic laws — stop at all stop signs, drive slowly and yield to pedestrians. Be mindful where you park — do not block driveways or crosswalks, and remember it's illegal to park in an intersection.

Shell Ridge Hikes

Fossil Hill Walk

Sugarloaf - Shell Ridge Trail (Young's Valley Road to Borges Ranch)
hiking the Camino Verde Circle to Sousa Lane Trail

Hiking the Camino Verde Circle to Sousa Lane Trail

Lime Ridge Hikes

Currently Unavailable
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Acalanes Ridge Hikes

Camino Verde Circle to Sousa Lane

Sugarloaf Hikes

Bridle Lane to Young's Valley Road