Explore the most popular nature trips trails near Antioch with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a wonderful light hike in Antioch offers a quick circuit with lots of parking. Adding the hills to the West can add about 150 feet of elevation to get your heart rate up. There are many water fountaIns along the south side of the pond in the picnic and swimming areas.

loved it so peaceful

Loved this trail! The tunnel is amazing! Definitely worth a stop to explore and look at the tunnel walls. We even saw tiny frog in the cave. Wouldn’t rate this hard though, probably higher end of moderate.

We looped this hike by staying on Stewartsville Trail and added a bit more to the hike. We finished the day at 8 miles.

Another great park with good trail for walking. Sometimes too many people on the trail, but that is just a sign of it’s popularity.

Great for walking and enjoying the wildlife as well as the tranquil. I live in Antioch and did not know about this Wildlife preserve being just 20 minutes from my home. I do now and visit it at least once a week.

Haven’t hiked in so long and it felt great. Not a lot of people on the trails so it was nice to be able to pace myself good. The view from the tops of the mountain was breath taking. Can’t wait for my next adventure.

We enjoyed this 1.5 hour level hike around the lake. The oaks, rolling foothills, shaded picnic areas, bird wildlife on the lake provided a beautiful setting. No heavy foot traffic today since it's off season for swimming.

hiking
4 months ago

These two trails are fire roads. Lots of runners, bikers, and a few hikers. Once you get out a couple of miles, it becomes nice and quiet. There is very little shade, so do this in the spring/fall and take water.

The trail is very pretty on the backside. Once you make it up Stewartville trail to the junction of Ridge trail, turn around and look at Mt Diablo - what a beautiful sight! There is a nice little bench there to sit and look at the beauty and cool down.

I saw crows, hawks, and one long eared rabbit.

There is a ton of dog poop all over the trails. I wish East Bay parks would just ban all dogs off the trails. I am a responsible dog owner and still saying this because it is unhealthy for human and dog alike to be around a lot of dog poop. If you don't want to carry your dogs poop around the trail with you in a bag, then don't take your dog. Take some responsibility and give respect to the trails and those that use them.

hiking
4 months ago

Decent hike..a lot drier than I had anticipated but normal for this time of year. Not a hike you want to take on a hotter day as there is not a ton of shade to rest along the way

We always start from the bottom of the hill on the community park side. I love all the wildlife and animals. Sometimes we go up to both hills. A family favorite

Nice level walk with beautiful scenery. Great for puppy too.

it was a good hike and you get a workout, especially with the hill climb. I went clockwise, but I think in the future I'd do it counterclockwise. There was a lot of smoke in the distance because of the fires.

hiking
5 months ago

Various trails at this park

mountain biking
6 months ago

It has a very strong slope, needs to climb up the right side of the mountain. On the left side difficult to climb pedaling.

Great kid friendly LOOP walking trail through the contra loma reservoir, passes the boat launch as well as the swim lagoon and the community park. Great views.

hiking
6 months ago

Excellent hiking area. Trails are marked and easy to navigate. Mines are short but cool. Scenic!

This loop was one of the best hikes I have done in a while. I followed the red trail marker and didn’t take any deviations. Didn’t see any cows or cow poop, horse poop was minimal, and even though it was Memorial weekend Saturday, the people were minimal after passing the cemetery. It offered a nice variety of scenery and landscapes, vast views, trail surfaces, history, and several different geological formations and soil types. Although just outside of Antioch, it seemed much more remote. I will do this one again.

Loved everything about it

I wanted to test out my new pack and poles. Nice day for a quick hike. I saw a young rattlesnake and a baby sunning themselves. A few raptors and a coyote in the distance. No cows, but plenty of evidence. Nice views, but think this trail would be prettier when everything is green.

This trail is pretty cool, tulles for miles. If your a bird watcher this is the place to go. Not much shade so bring a hat. Park in the Antioch Marina and walk in.

hiking
8 months ago

The trail is mowed and follows the boundary of the park. The ground is dry and cracked, so watch your step. Saw a couple of turkeys under a tree (not many around here). This is a good beginner trail, but nothing remarkable about it.

hiking
9 months ago

Not well maintained. Hiking through tall weeds, uneven ground and not well defined.

mountain biking
9 months ago

I wouldn't recommend any of the trails in this park for mountain biking.

mountain biking
9 months ago

This trail is basically just a ride along a fence in a cattle pasture.... If you even want to call it a trail. There was no cut trail. It was bumpy cattle tracks and uncut grass.

This is a beautiful wetland trail. We did not see otters on our trip but did encounter a seal. There is parking available at the Antioch Marina and a connector path to the Dow wetlands trails from there.

Nice, easy stroll or good running location. I've taken my dog, she loves it! Lots of people and most people say hello. There's fishing here and some other water activities I haven't done. Parking is free off Frederick's Lane but is limited so something like 30-40 cars so come early. It's a great local place to get outdoors and enjoy!

hiking
9 months ago

This was a nice hike and if I lived in the area I'd do it often, but it wasn't worth the 45-minute drive. There were tons of very cute cows blocking our trail and the recent rains combined with the cow hoofprints made it a muddy and uneven (but fun) experience. This is definitely a hike to do in winter and early spring as there is no shade and Antioch gets pretty hot in the summer/fall.

Great views!

Great views!

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