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.
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.
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.
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.
Perfect length and challenge. Steep at times but mostly pretty easy.
Quick and easily accessible way to get away from it all. Did a short loop today and found it a perfect change from the 'neighborhood' jog. I started up top off Ygnacio. Took the Paradise trail through the shade then up and over Blue Oak trail. Met the Oholone trail and headed back to complete the short loop. Very peaceful midday hike and not overly exhausting even in 95 degree heat.
The convenient location and tons of trail options mean I'll be back to hike and bike this park many times!
Love this place I have seen lots of animals, flowers and birds. It's a nice easy trail I can take young kids on.
Beautiful, very hilly. Trees starting to get swollen buds, will have leaves very soon. Great view.