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Fossils & Flowers Hike

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

All Discover Diablo hikes are subject to, and will honor, all applicable COVID-19–related restrictions in place for our area.

Enjoy spotting birds and wildflowers as we meander through the oak woodland to view million-year-old fossils in Shell Ridge.

Be sure to bring plenty of water and a snack, and dress in layers. Sturdy shoes or hiking boots are recommended. Heavy rain cancels.

Restrooms are not available.

Participants will also be required to accept our COVID-19 Protocol (available during registration).

This hike is limited to 20 participants.

Land: Walnut Creek Open Space

Rating: Easy

Distance: 3 miles

Elevation change: 300’

Leader: Jennifer Russell, Save Mount Diablo Volunteer Hike Leader

Meet: End of Marshall Dr in Walnut Creek, near Indian Valley Elementary School

GPS Coordinates: 37.901505, -122.031894

Directions: From downtown Walnut Creek, take Ygnacio Valley Rd. to Homestead Avenue. Turn right on Homestead and then take the first left onto Marshall Dr. Continue on Marshall until it dead-ends at the Shell Ridge Open Space and park along the road.

(Photo by Jennifer Russell)


When does registration open for this event?

Each Discover Diablo event opens up for registration exactly 2 months before the day of the event at 10AM. All events are first come, first serve.

 Are dogs allowed on Discover Diablo hikes?

No. Some Discover Diablo hikes take place on land owned by other organizations (such as Mount Diablo State Park & East Bay Regional Park lands) and many of the trails on these properties have a strict no-dog policy. 

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Anyone under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. On the hike day, we will have a roster with your registration information on it. Please make sure to check in with the hike leader.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes. If you would like to change anything, please reach out to discoverdiablo@savemountdiablo.org.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can contact us at discoverdiablo@savemountdiablo.org.



March 21
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Entrance to Shell Ridge Open Space
End of Marshall Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94598 United States

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