Walnut Creek Open Space is open during COVID-19
Walnut Creek Open Space remains open for hiking, walking, running, bicycling, dog walking, and equestrian use while practicing proper social distancing.
All picnic areas are closed, gatherings and all other activities not listed above are prohibited.
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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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- 177 Acres
- 3 Miles of trails
- Group camping by reservation
- Ranger Station
- Open Space
3 miles of trails
Ranger Station; picnicking; amphitheater; group camping by reservation
Sugarloaf is located along Interstate 680 is southern Walnut Creek. It is a small natural area with one of the last black walnut orchards in the city. The ridgeline provides views of Mount Diablo, Shell Ridge, and Las Trampas Ridge. Along with opportunities for several short hikes, there are several picnic areas, a native plant garden, and an amphitheater.
The picnic areas and amphitheater can be reserved by groups for day use and overnight camping.