Contra Costa Canal Trail is a 13.2 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Walnut Creek, California that features beautiful wild flowers 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 but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
13.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
246 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

birding

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

paved

views

wild flowers

One of the most popular trails in the Park District system, this multi-use, whole-access trail (accessible to persons in wheelchairs) is a paved pathway suitable for bikers, runners and equestrians. Meandering along the Contra Costa Canal, following a horseshoe-shaped path through central Contra Costa County, the trail intercepts a number of local parks in Pleasant Hill (Las Juntas Park), Walnut Creek (Larkey Park, Heather Farm Park), and Concord (Lime Ridge). It also makes important connections to a number of regional trails, including the California State Riding and Hiking Trail, Briones-to-Mt. Diablo Trail, and the Iron Horse Trail, and will connect with the Delta De Anza Trail when it is completed to Martinez.

road biking
12 days ago

Great for commuters as it goes right by Pleasant Hill BART

walking
7 months ago

easy, paved trail with beautiful views. great for kids or folks with disabilities.

walking
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Mostly level great for a long run

walking
Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Nice, easy paved trail along canal. Lots of birds.

road biking
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Didn't give this 5 stars.....gave it 3 so maybe we'll get a correct average...

road biking
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Good area to ride your bike safer than on most streets. Open enough so if you have a little patience it's easy to navigate through walkers. i used to do it in the early afternoon and there was less traffic. It would be a decent and safe place for wheelchairs as well.

mountain biking
Sunday, February 14, 2016

Great for getting on my bike and zoning out for a couple hours

road biking
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Good trail if you live next to it and good for walking. Terrible for biking since it can get crowded and you have to constantly stop for streets and traffic lights.

trail running
Thursday, June 11, 2015

Scenic route, small gradients, with the water flowing by.

walking
Friday, March 14, 2014

Walked the Contra Costa Canal Trail, from 5:30- 7:45p. Started at Willow Pass Park. Not many people, but lots of gnats on certain parts of the trail. Will do again

Abby, Organizer of Concord's Young Adult Outdoor Adventurist
We always looking for new members!
http://www.meetup.com/Concords-Young-Adult-Outdoor-Adventurists-Group-20s-30s

road biking
Monday, July 30, 2012

This is a favorite loop. Easy enough to take people of different levels and make sure all make it. For those who like more effort just increase the speed and wait at selected spots for the rest. You go through areas of West Contra Costa that you usually drive but never notice the bicycle path. It's always fun. This was my second time this year.

hiking
2 months ago

road biking
7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

road biking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

trail running
9 months ago

11 months ago

hiking
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

recorded 2017.02.06

trail running
Monday, February 06, 2017

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Sunday, February 14, 2016

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