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Shell Ridge - Borgess Ranch Loop

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Shell Ridge Open Space

Shell Ridge - Borgess Ranch Loop is a 4.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Walnut Creek, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 4.7 miles Elevation Gain: 685 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

views

wild flowers

Shell Ridge Open Space is a great spot for trail running or mountain biking. These trail weave through some fascinating geological terrain,

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rocky
14 days ago

Def no shade on this hike but beautiful views. Went off the recommended trail to get more of a incline, which was def worth it. Will do again

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no shade
17 days ago

Nice hike! Go early if it’s going to be a warm day, there’s little shade on the trail!

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no shade
28 days ago

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no shade
1 month ago

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1 month ago

Such a great quick run/jog for me and the pup! There is spurts of shade so enjoy it when you find it!

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no shade
1 month ago

Well maintained. Wide path. Beautiful scenery.

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no shade
1 month ago

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no shade
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Nice hike in later spring(5/1). A few remaining wildflowers are still out but the grasses are beginning to brown. The loop itself is nice and provides a good course. I don’t think it’s terribly difficult to follow as long as you keep an eye on the AllTrails guide while recording. Some parts are pretty exposed and got pretty hot despite it being a high of 71.

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no shade
2 months ago

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bugs
no shade
2 months ago

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muddy
3 months ago

Really muddy 1 day after rain. Too much to be enjoyed. I had bowling ball sized mud clumps on each shoe. Would be a nice hike during dry cool weather.

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rocky
3 months ago

It is a beautiful and scenic hike although most of the time you’ll have to walk slow because it is a very uneven, rocky trail.

Beautiful trail!!! Lots of ponds and trees.

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no shade
4 months ago

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no shade
4 months ago

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rocky
5 months ago

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5 months ago

Easy parking & great trails.

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no shade
6 months ago

running
bridge out
bugs
rocky
6 months ago

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muddy
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Pretty good trail with quite a bit of cows to see. The trail has hills and seems good for trail running. Dogs allowed. For most of the trail, it was quite dry with not much shade. Also, watch where you step, cow and dog poop everywhere.

Hiked with my dog. Super hot, bringing water is a must

Awesome

Loop from Indian creek school at end of Marshall dr

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