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Big Break Trail

EASY 15 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.

8.7 miles
39 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.

road biking
25 days 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.

4 months ago

7 months ago

8 months ago

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

8 months ago

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.

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.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Saturday, October 15, 2016

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

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016

Monday, February 15, 2016

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014