Open Space

The City of Walnut Creek Open Space division manages over 3000 acres of Open Space in four unique areas and over seven miles of neighborhood trails. These areas have been set aside to preserve natural resources, protect wildlife habitat and corridors, and provide recreation opportunities.

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202 acres
4 miles of trails
Limited parking
No developed facilities

Acalanes Ridge is located on the northwestern edge of Walnut Creek above the Interstate 680 and Highway 24 intersection. It is a relatively small natural area serving as a greenbelt between Walnut Creek and Lafayette. The ridgeline provides incredible 360 degree views with the Carquinez Strait and delta to the north and Mount Diablo to the southeast. There are a number of short hiking opportunities including a hidden sylvan creek and spectacular spring wildflowers.

Trail passes through the park (map [PDF]).

Dogs? Rangers recommend dogs remain leashed at all times. If they are off leash, dogs must be under positive sight and voice command.

 

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