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.
For more information on the Stay Home Order see the Stay Home FAQ or call the Contra Costa Health Services Call center at (844) 729-8410 between 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Please visit Conta Costa Health Services for the latest updates. Additional City of Walnut Creek updates are available here.
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
- Open Space
4 miles of trails
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.