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





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Great views from above the fog line. Well maintained trail, half on fire road. Start counter clockwise if you want less steeper climbs.

FYI the Little Yosemite portion of the trail was marked with a sign that said no dogs.

If you want to feel that you are in the middle of the Swiss Alps without getting an air ticket, do this hike. It's one of my favorite hikes around. I would say its a Moderate+ but rewarding none the less.

27 days ago

Great hike! Great cardio! The first hour or so is just up up up. So if you’re not a regular hiker this will feel more like an extreme or strenuous hike instead of moderate. Great views! BBQ trail very nice and wooded. We have seen baby bob cats. Haven’t seen the mothers so be aware. Lots of mtn bikers. They go fast so just be looking ahead. Everyone is very respectful. Usually takes us 2:40 minutes to do.

awesome views

It was beautiful! I went in the morning and loved it. The trail is really muddy, so make sure to bring extra shoes for when you finish.

1 month ago

Nice and close to town.

on Castle Rock Trail

1 month ago

Love this hike.

on Secret Valley Loop

1 month ago

Great hike!

It was great hike with great views of Bay Area and part of Central Valley. Sunset from eagle peak was awesome.

1 month ago

Interesting rock formations

The very last part of the Ridge Top Trail part of this loop was fenced off, so had to double back and take the bypass trail. Apart from that great hike and phenomenal 360 views from the ridge top.

2 months ago

Great trail for October ...

3 months ago

Went with a group of guys and no one fell out but, people started to slow down closer to the top. Make sure to bring water, since we are young and stupid guys... we decided to start this trail at 11:00 AM local time and ended up exposed and in the open, which is 90% of the fire-trail.

Good Exercise and awesome views, this is a definite!

Would be a five star hike in Spring-Winter. Excellent loop hike from Regency Drive with mostly single track paths (see my track below). Bring lots of water I mean lots and start really early! All of the springs are dry this time of year.

A lot of this is on a fire road rather than an actual trail. We went clockwise, starting on Meridian Ridge and ending on Juniper. The bits that weren't on the fire road were nice, but the fire road itself was steep uphill and downhill all the way. Bring three-four water bottles on this hike and be prepared for a beating! I woke up with a nosebleed, and I'm going to be sore for days.

Challenging, but totally worth it! Come prepared with enough time to enjoy all the views

5 months ago

falcons soaring over head. The beauty of Mt Diablo and the rolling hills set as the back drop of several trail choices. Many fun and low difficulty rating trails.

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