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Walnut Creek Open Space Backcountry

October 15, 2022 @ 9:00 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.

Come and enjoy the fall weather on a three-mile walk through parts of this Walnut Creek open space. We’ll start at Borges Ranch and climb into the woodlands before circling around and following a fire trail through the grasslands back to the ranch. Stay after the hike and check out the old ranch buildings and farm animals.

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

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

This event is limited to 20 participants.

Land: Walnut Creek Open Space

Rating: Moderate

Distance: 3 miles

Elevation change: 500’

Leaders: Jim & Sharon Lawrence, Save Mount Diablo Hike Volunteers

Meet: Borges Ranch parking lot

Directions: Coming from the south or west, take I-680, exit on Ygnacio Valley Road, and turn right onto Ygnacio Valley Road. Coming from the north, take the I-680 N. Main St exit and continue for 1 mile. Turn left onto Ygnacio Valley Road. Continue for 2 miles and turn right on Walnut Ave. Proceed for 1.6 miles to a roundabout. Take first exit onto Oak Grove Road. Continue for 1.1 miles and turn right on Elise Court, a private road. The Borges Ranch parking lot will be another 0.6 miles on the right.

(Photo by Scott Hein)


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 contact Denise Castro at dcastro@savemountdiablo.org 

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can reach Denise Castro, Outreach & Education Associate, at dcastro@savemountdiablo.org



October 15, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Borges Ranch Parking Lot
1035 Castle Rock Road
Walnut Creek, CA 94598 United States

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