Lime Ridge South Loop

MODERATE 54 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
1062 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.

hiking
8 hours ago

trail running
14 days 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
28 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

trail running
2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

5 months ago

6 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.

7 months ago

hiking
7 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
8 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

10 months ago

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

11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Thursday, August 04, 2016

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!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

hiking
Saturday, June 11, 2016