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Shell Ridge is the City of Walnut Creek's largest open space unit, with trails for biking, hiking and riding through oak woodlands and grassland savannah on the lower flanks of Mount Diablo. Shell Ridge gets its name from the marine fossils left behind when the ocean waters that once covered the area receded.

hiking
11 days ago

This is a great hike but you need to do it when it is completely dry. The trail crosses what is usually a creek but is completely flooded and requires getting wet to pass if it's been raining. We had to turn back and go through Buckeye Ravine. About 75% of the trail was mud even after 4 days of no rain. The views are great. There are really only two areas of steep incline but besides those, it's an easy hike.

Beautiful views and first time around was easy to hike and to navigate and did I mention the views? The sky's are big and wide from the top of the hill. Can't wait to try this trail in the spring.

Great easy/moderate hike. Went about 45 min in and the same back out. Not very many people. Beautiful rolling hills, oaks, and rocky edges.

2 months ago

Avoid in rainy days.

hiking
2 months ago

Good trail. Decent hike. Scenic. Avoid if it rained recently or if you are going to do it anyway, make sure you wear good trekking shoes. It was muddy when we visited as it rained on three previous day.

hiking
2 months ago

trail running
2 months ago

3 months ago

walking
3 months ago

Great view. Didn't go till end. Walked less than 2 miles. We carried a stroller for our 1 year daughter and bike for our 6 year old. Some parts on the trail and rocky and steering the stroller is tough.

4 months ago