Old Ranch Loop Trail

EASY 5 reviews

Old Ranch Loop Trail is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Antioch, California that features a lake 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.

2.2 miles
134 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly


mountain biking

nature trips




wild flowers

Park Features: Contra Loma’s 780 acres of parkland offers a diverse range of recreational activities such as swimming, boating, fishing and hiking. The park has an 80-acre reservoir and a swim lagoon that has a sandy beach, concession stands, and shaded picnic areas. The reservoir is stocked with catfish, black and striped bass, bluegill, trout, and red-eared sunfish for fishing. A Daily Fishing Access Permit is required to fish and is available for purchase at the park entry kiosk. Trails Highlights: A scenic, looping trail has wide views of the reservoir, delta and neighboring golf course. The unpaved trail travels through rolling grasslands and scattered oak woodlands, with wildflowers in season. This trail has very little shade and no water, so try to do this trail early in the day or outside of the summer months. Trail Directions: After passing entry kiosk, make first right at East Lake Road. Park in the parking lot near the corrals, and access the trail through the cattle gate. Make a left onto Old Ranch Loop Trail and head away from the corral. The trail will loop around and bring you back to where you started in just under 3 miles. Park Hours: Sunrise to Dusk Fees: $5 per vehicle; $4 per trailered vehicle. Buses: $25/per bus. $2 per dog. Guide/service dogs free. Beach Access; $3 ages 16-61, $2 age 1-15, $2 seniors 62+ or disabled, Free under 1 year of age. More info: http://www.ebparks.org/parks/contra_loma

3 days ago

Spent most of the time looking down to avoid cow pies and holes. Saw lots of cows, ground squirrels, a jack rabbit, hawk and an egret. Not a very scenic hike.

4 months ago

Basically a Hugh cow pasture. Trail follows the perimeter fence all the way around. It was great too be near the cows. However the ground was very dry with high cracks. Not fun too walk on.

4 days ago

7 months ago

mountain biking
Monday, October 03, 2016