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1035 Castle Rock Road

Walnut Creek, California 94598

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Borges Ranch is nestled in the foothills of Mount Diablo at the southeast side of Shell Ridge. Join us for a hike from the historic buildings of this operational cattle ranch into the beautiful landscape of Shell Ridge, named after the remnant marine fossils from the ocean that once covered the area.

We will stroll along a moderate loop from the trail directly behind the Borges Ranch picnic area/play field past Bob Pond along the Costanoan Trail. Be sure to bring plenty of water, a snack, and dress in layers. Sturdy shoes or hiking boots recommended. Heavy rain cancels.

Rating: Moderate

Distance: 6 miles

Elevation change: 500’

Leader: Save Mount Diablo Hike Leaders, Steve and Carolyn Balling

Meet: 1035 Castle Rock Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Directions: From Walnut Creek go east on Ygnacio Valley Road. Turn right on Walnut Ave. and right again on Castle Rock Road. Shortly after passing Northgate High School on your right, look for the sign to Borges Ranch on the right. Park in the first parking lot on the right by the picnic area.

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