Shell Ridge: Twin Ponds Loop

MODERATE 47 reviews
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Shell Ridge: Twin Ponds Loop is a 7.3 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 are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1476 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

over grown

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5 months ago

Shell Ridge is close to home for me, so I've been here a lot, ever since I was a kid with my mom. I usually park at Indian Valley school and go from there. Lots of alternative routes you can take in here from fire trails to single-tracks.

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7 months ago

mountain biking
7 months ago

Still very muddy. Some nice views up on the ridge. Most of the trails on this track are single track and mountain bikes are not permitted, so I suggested an edit to remove that activity. The trails are very overgrown after the rainy season. I would wear long pants.

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