Big Break Trail

EASY 24 reviews

Big Break Trail is a 8.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Oakley, California 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.

DISTANCE
8.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
55 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

river

views

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.

walking
9 days ago

Nice paved trail that goes in and out of the neighborhood. Wear sunscreen there is little to no shade.

walking
2 months ago

This winding trail through neighborhoods and along the river was an adventure. Some goats escaped and came running down the trail. It was a warm day and there was little shade. A nice little stroll for a cooler day, or perhaps when there is a good breeze. Great nature center though!

walking
3 months ago

Trail is super easy. A straight easy shot to walk, and run. No worries there is no mountain and steep trails to climb. I love it so far. Will definitely do it again.

hiking
7 months ago

Great views, saw wild turkeys, coyotes, hawks, and turtles.

road biking
9 months ago

I usually take this trail along with Marsh Creek trail and it is a good ride both ways. If you are coming from Marsh Creek Trail, the end of Big Break has the water and park area to rest up for the return trip. Very nice area.

Friday, March 10, 2017

all flat that's it.. but the map makes it all worth it

walking
Monday, February 27, 2017

Easy trail, lots of educational infographics throughout. Took my kids and dogs, fun was had by all. The coolest thing was the enlarged map of the Delta with a 3D rendition of Mt. Diablo.

walking
Monday, November 14, 2016

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.

mountain biking
Sunday, June 05, 2016

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

birding
8 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Saturday, April 08, 2017

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014