Lime Ridge South Loop

MODERATE 60 reviews
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Lime Ridge South Loop is a 5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Concord, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
898 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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.

3 days ago

I did a smaller loop and really enjoyed the trail. There are many options. Not much shade so prepare.

trail running
11 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

Convenient collection of trails. Multiple ways to loop through the open space and with many good views as well. Hiked today in the rain with some strong gusts of wind. Good times! I highly recommend this for quick access to the outdoors.

hiking
26 days ago

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hiking
3 months ago

trail running
4 months ago

This loop is a bit longer than 5 miles. It doesn't have a lot of coverage so bring lots of water and wear plenty of sunscreen because there's little to no shade. Good amount of hills even though it says "moderate". This is a good challenging trail of you are running it!

hiking
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trail running
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10 months ago

Decent trails. Went up Manzanita to the peak which makes it shorter but more difficult. Path was washed out sandstone but it was a nice change of pace. Broken glass by the bench at the top which was upsetting. Nice little loop overall.

10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

We had a pleasant hike at Lime Ridge Open Space on this New Year's day. This loop had a mix of fire roads and single-track trails with a total ascent of 1,350 feet over 5.8  miles. Lime Ridge is located on the eastern edge of Walnut Creek on a dominant ridge leading to Mount Diablo. It contains some of the last remaining chaparral in Walnut Creek and a rich diversity of plant and animal life. Lime Ridge gets its name from the limestone in the area. We had great views of the surrounding cities and countryside. 

hiking
Wednesday, December 07, 2016

hiking
Saturday, October 08, 2016

Saturday, October 01, 2016

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