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  Acalanes Ridge Open Space
City of Walnut Creek Open Space and Trails Division
Acalanes Ridge Open Space

Where it is: Above Highway 680/24 intersection. There are trailheads on Pleasant Hill Road just north of Reliez Valley Road and on Sousa Drive. (Trail Map).

What it offers: Short hikes with sweeping vistas of Mount Diablo, as well as hidden sylvan creekside settings, perfect for cooling off on a hot summer day. From the ridgeline you can see Mount Diablo as well as the Carquinez Strait and the delta to the north. This is a small natural area, with only 177 acres. The Briones - Mt. Diablo Trail passes through the park (map).

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