EveryTrail is now a part of AllTrails! Please click here to read more.

Big Break Trail

EASY 5 reviews

Big Break Trail is a 8.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Oakley, CA that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

8.8 miles 86 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly




nature trips

road biking

trail running




wild flowers

Big Break Regional Shoreline is a part of the great 1,680-square-mile San Francisco/San Joaquin Delta estuary in Northern California. The water flowing past Big Break Regional Shoreline through the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers drains half of California's watershed, and creates the largest estuarine environment on Pacific shores. This "Inland Coast" is home to 70 species of birds, and provides valuable habitat for beavers, muskrats, and river otters.

21 days ago

This is a good trail for handicap as well as the older generation folks. The hike is hardball and no dirt. You will go through 2 subdivisions. Just stick to the left hand side.

1 month ago

mountain biking
6 months ago

good trail need maintenance can get lost having to transfer from points wind is brutal but good views with Mt Diablo the antioch bridge and the delta

6 years ago

Wonderful trip

6 years ago

excellent guide, one of the best I have seen