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Lime Ridge South Loop is a 4.9 mile heavily 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.

Length 4.9 mi Elevation gain 967 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

No dogs

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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.

Parking off of Ygnacio Valley Rd.

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Reviews (181)
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Recordings (192)
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Jim Ridgway
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Hiking

The trail map as depicted has errors. There is one area at the top where the trail is closed and other areas where the depicted trail is not on a proper trail. Overall a very nice hike for early morning summer.

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Nervalis Medina
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Hiking
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Matthew Pease
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Hiking

Very nice hike, when you get to the top of the ridge Where Manzanita trail intersects with several smaller trails, you are blocked due to fire damage and had to take one of the smaller trails back to Buckeye trail.

Manuel Avila
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Hiking

Awesome open space. Plenty of single track trails to explore. Some of the open space is just grass. Be prepared to be put in the open if you decide to walk on those trails. A lot of wildlife and a lot of rattlesnakes. During summer months I would hold off on bringing dogs out due to the snakes. Great hill climbs!

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Brian Maher
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Hiking

Bumpy!! Ridge trail good workout

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Josie Murphy
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HikingRocky

there is one gate you have to hop towards the end but easy to squeeze through

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Earl Plahang
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Mountain bikingNo shadeOff trail
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Frank Baquiran
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quick and easy

Carlos Carbajal
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Hiking

Done areas are closed; some are overgrown making it hard to walk through... snakes and thorny weeds abound here!

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Stuart Forbes
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Hiking

Good trail a lot of elevation. Not a lot of people and very pretty

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Judy T.
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COVID-19: Parts of the trail were closed. Beautiful green views and some overgrown areas. Good way to stretch your legs after a week of being cooped up inside. The end of the trail has you hopping over a fence (gate is locked) and walking through the Walnut Creek Police Department's firearm training facility. Sketchy ending.

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Tara 13
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nancy svihula
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Hiking

Go now while it is still green. So peaceful and beautiful. I think I saw a leprechaun.

Felicia Grace
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Hiking

Very little shade, but a nice wide, stable path. I recommend this for anyone new or anyone skittish about narrow trails.

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Amy J
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Running

I honestly don’t know what the deal is with my inability to navigate using this app, because I always end up on the wrong paths. It happened multiple times today, and as a result, I had to cut my run short due to time constraints. But in spite of going the wrong way and having to back-track a bunch of times, I did enjoy this trail quite a bit. There wasn’t much shade, but the views were stunning. I also saw a cow and deer, and lots of little (and not so little) lizards. I’ll definitely try this one again on a day when I have extra time for all of the wrong turns I’ll inevitably make.

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Ian Johns
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Simple trail that intertwines with several other trails, most of it is simple dirt paths that are for vehicles, a few steep spots. Great views at the top of the ridge and perfect if you're a beginner hiker looking to explore a little more.

Darnella Jenkins
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There was a fire not too long ago so there’s a lot of black trees. Some paths are overgrown! Views are meh.we did like the cows. That’s about it!

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Frank Baquiran
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good hike today.

Jason Tivey
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Views are worth trekking through the mud. Awesome sunsets and storm watching. I’m a travel photographer and I live for this stuff. Follow me IG Jason rob photography

Hugo Enriquez Jr
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great trail. took my dog and we had a good first walk. we will be back

Scott Feuer
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Hiking

Fun quick loop today in the pouring rain. No crowds today.

Gregory Arganda
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Hiking

This is a great hike that is located right in the middle of the suburbs of the East Bay. There is always hawks, and other birds flying over head, which is great if you are into birdwatching. I also love to look at the ancient oak trees that grow alongside the hiking trails, because I get to enjoy trees in their native habitat.

Taylor Larsen
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Hiking

Great hike but sad that Paradise Valley Trail area is recovering from the wildfire in late June. Still beautiful but bits of green coming back makes for a hopeful hike.

Scott Feuer
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Hiking

Excellent warm spring hike. Mind the snakes. Busy season for them. Saw three on this hike!

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