Shell Ridge - Borgess Ranch Loop

MODERATE 37 reviews
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Shell Ridge - Borgess Ranch Loop is a 4.8 mile moderately 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
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
793 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

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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trail running
4 months ago

Best for Trail Running! This trail is all dirt with minimal rocky patches. Rolling hills was able to sprint the downhills with no fear of rolling an ankle or hitting a hard rock. The ground felt cushioned beneath my feet. Scenery is rolling hills with chaparral oak trees scattered throughout. No shade so wear sunblock. Pretty fun trail. Came out to 4.97 miles on my Nike+ GPS tracker.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice hike, moderate, lots of wide fire trails or you can take off on a single-track. Lots of alternate routes you can take here.

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5 months ago

The trail was closed at Borges Ranch and I had to turn back the way I came..

Also there isn't a lot of shade cover so I recommend sunscreen.

Lastly, There is an Elementary School at the trail head so traffic is crazy at 2:30 on a weekday. Plan accordingly.

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