Lime Ridge Open Space Trail

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Lime Ridge Open Space Trail is a 5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Concord, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

5.0 miles 1057 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Explore the network of trail in the Lime Ridge Open Space Preserve. These trails extend on both sides of Ygnacio Vally Rd and area and are multi-use. Hike around wildflowers and rolling hills.

2 months ago

Perfect length and challenge. Steep at times but mostly pretty easy.

hiking
3 months ago

Quick and easily accessible way to get away from it all. Did a short loop today and found it a perfect change from the 'neighborhood' jog. I started up top off Ygnacio. Took the Paradise trail through the shade then up and over Blue Oak trail. Met the Oholone trail and headed back to complete the short loop. Very peaceful midday hike and not overly exhausting even in 95 degree heat.

The convenient location and tons of trail options mean I'll be back to hike and bike this park many times!

walking
9 months ago

walking
9 months ago

Love this place I have seen lots of animals, flowers and birds. It's a nice easy trail I can take young kids on.

9 months ago

walking
9 months ago

Beautiful, very hilly. Trees starting to get swollen buds, will have leaves very soon. Great view.

1 year ago

I saw the reviews and was a bit skeptical about the trails, but I have to say that I have really enjoyed this one. Parking is a snap. And I can start up the hill directly to the left and leave the city behind in just a few minutes. Even though you are so close to Ygnacio Rd. the noise from the cars quickly dissipates and you feel like you are much farther away than you are. I thought it was a very nice place to get a hike in without having to drive very far. Ive been here at least a dozen times. Also, it is not very crowded at all. there are days when I don't even run into another person.

1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

Very boring trail. There are so many better trails within 10 minutes of this park, skip it unless you're doing it as a workout. Watching sunset on the ridge is the best part of this trail, so plan your hike around that if you must go. We did spot a California King Snake and a bunch of rabbits on the trail.

1 year ago

Time to complete: 1.5 hours
Level: moderate
Exposure: Full sun

Best in Winter and Fall to avoid rattle snakes.

hiking
2 years ago

Very confusing. Got lost. Some signs said dogs had to be on leash, some signs said no dogs aloud, and some signs said dogs must be within sight and sound (off leash but under control). Very little shade.

2 years ago

Too sandy for mountain biking, although it looks like an ok place to hike.

hiking
2 years ago

A neat trail the delivers some great views of Diablo Valley after some solid elevation gain. Lots of different directions you can head and nice overlooks. Easy to get to and fun for a quick trip

trail running
4 years ago

Good hard running trail. Good elevation.

hiking
5 years ago

There are some good singletracks and jumps if you know where to go but the rangers are bitches and dont let u ride there

walking
6 years ago