Contra Costa Canal Trail

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Contra Costa Canal Trail is a 13.3 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
13.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
206 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

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.

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hiking
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trail running
10 months ago

10 months ago

Mostly level great for a long run

walking
11 months ago

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

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11 months ago

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Thursday, December 01, 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016

rails trails
Saturday, September 17, 2016

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.

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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Sunday, February 14, 2016

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.

road biking
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

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