Acalanes Open Space
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 with four miles of trails including a hidden sylvan creek and spectacular spring wildflowers. The starting elevation is 380 feet and ending at Sugarloaf summit is 520 feet. The trails are dog-friendly. There is limited parking and no facilities.
Dogs must be on leash.
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AddressSousa Drive & Alfred Avenue
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Phone (925) 943-5899