Shell Ridge Open Space

East Bay: Spring Saunter in Shell Ridge

Sunday, March 22, 2020
9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Free - Reservations Required
Shell Ridge Open Space
Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County

Spring has finally sprung! Time to head outdoors and greet our early season wildflowers.

Our hike takes us over high ridges, across rolling valleys, and along steep canyons in Shell Ridge Open Space. Along the way, we’ll enjoy great vistas, springtime flora, fossils from a prehistoric sea, and a vernal pond or two.

Shell Ridge was saved from sprawl development in the 1970s through the work of local citizens groups. Greenbelt Alliance partners with local groups today to help preserve our open space and make the Bay Area climate-resilient.

Photo: John Morgan via Flickr

Outing Leaders:
Ken Lavin
Total Distance:
This is a moderate hike of about 4-1/2 miles with several hundred feet in elevation change.
Weather Policy:

Rain cancels.

Where to Meet:

We’ll assemble near the Patrick Hanna Grove picnic area. There are restrooms at our meeting location. 

Leaders Note:

Bring water and snacks or lunch. Dress in layers and wear good hiking shoes. Bring poles if you normally use them. If you have questions about this outing email Ken Lavin or phone (415) 543-6771 x321.


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