Looking for a great trail near Walnut Creek, California? AllTrails has 35 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Fort Funston, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Shell Ridge Open Space or Diabio Foothils Regional Park. Ready for some activity? There are 22 moderate trails in Walnut Creek ranging from 2.6 to 13 miles and from 137 to 1,729 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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1st time on the trail, nothing to write home about, but i appreciate being able to cover a lot of ground without worrying about vehicles. looking forward to my next ride!

hiking
no shade
12 days ago

Loved it.

Beautiful sprawling views; limited shade. Wish I'd brought more water. 5.44 miles; 1,121 ft elevation; 1h57min. Moved pretty quickly but stopped for lots of photos along the way. Would do again-- the elevation gains were a good workout.

Another awesome hike!

hiking
1 month ago

great wildlife, little shade and some nice - but not extraordinary - views. Still, a nice hike to feel refreshed and energized. I did this hike late morning and it was hot. If hear bothers you, go much earlier.

on Ridge Top Loop

hiking
1 month ago

Fantastic views!

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

It is a nice trail for a quick 2-3 hours hike. Nice scenery. I guess it would be really nice in spring time. Worth coming back that time.

I definitely enjoyed myself on this trail. It was long enough to do quickly, and still have time for photo/water breaks! Started later in the morning, finished around noon. Would have given it 5 stars, but their was a section of the trail where I had to improvise and go around (could easily have gotten lost without this app). Try it out for yourself though, the views are beautiful.

running
no shade
1 month ago

Great trail for a running workout. The inclines are hard. There is hardly any shade. I would only recommend experienced runners to run the course if you choose to trail run.

Pretty easy trail with just slight uphills and fairly wide trails. If you’re trying to do a trail run, this is a good, moderately challenging one to do. Only few areas of shade though.

Not a fan. It took me too long to figure out where the trail even is then the first half feels like you’re going through people’s backyards. Neighbors are not friendly. Bathroom at the base of the trails is the only reason why its a three star rating and not a 2.

on Ridge Top Loop

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome

hiking
no shade
private property
2 months ago

Great hike. Good mix of flat paths and decent steep inclines. Gorgeous view at the top. Shaded at the beginning, no shade at the top.

hiking
2 months ago

ok we did this midday in July probably not optimal timing but still a good hike. winter & spring depending on rains will be terrific. pretty easy to follow with a number of options. beautiful rock formations. not too many people - and a public pool if you are so inspired after your hike. *people please bring water for your dogs!* i helped out a couple folks whose dogs were obviously distressed. no matter the weather just bring it. your dog will thank you

Nice view at Concord, valley around, mount Diablo and KCCR.

hiking
2 months ago

Disappointing. While there are some pretty stretches (Little Yosemite, Pine Canyon), much of the hike is along or adjacent to paved roads.

hiking
2 months ago

a few big uphill parts at the end that we weren’t expecting but made it through.

Solid trail very wide open. Pretty dry this time of year without much shade.

hiking
2 months ago

Favorite park in the area as there are enough trails to change it up every visit; similar to Briones, but hills aren't as steep.

The out and back trail listed is quite short and a little boring on its own. We added about 2 miles and a little elevation by taking a right on the Little Yosemite Trail she then just keep taking a right until you're back on Castle Rock Road. Beautiful scenery on this extra part, from forestry areas to wide open rolling hills. Bring sunscreen and probably don't do the extra loop on a hot afternoon in July, because there's zero shade in some parts.

easy and breezy

Great trail, clear views

hiking
3 months ago

Trail is great, the middle of the trail is very narrow but the rest is nice and wide. Amazing views!

Quick and easy loop to the end of castle rock, right before you start the climb the base of Mt. Diablo.

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