Diablo Foothills Regional Park

1700 Castle Rock Rd, Walnut Creek


Diablo Foothills Regional Park Ridge is a great place for beginner hikers, but anyone who’s looking for a challenge will also enjoy it. It’s not too far from the Bay Area and has lots of parking spaces available.

The hike itself is about a one-mile round trip, so it can be done in an hour or less if you’re pushed for time. You’ll have views overlooking Pleasanton to Livermore on this trail that feel like home no matter what season you visit.



There are a few things you can do to prepare for your hike at Diablo Foothills Regional Park Ridge. For starters, the correct footwear must be worn which will keep blisters away and provide support when walking on uneven terrain or stones like those found in California’s Gold Rush Region where they’re most likely going!

It’s recommendable to wear a hat and sunglasses, even when the sun doesn’t feel bright, to prevent heatstroke. As far as clothing is concerned- you can simply wear a shirt or a tank top, comfortable shorts, and other light windbreakers in case it gets cold when hiking Diablo Foothills Regional Park Ridge in the middle of the day sunscreen for when exposed to direct sunlight, along with appropriate footwear, you’re all set!



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There are so many different kinds of wildlife in this park! A lot of them live in trees just like people do! You might see robins nesting around here or oaks trees that have acorn woodpeckers living in them. Blue jays are less common, while red-shouldered hawks are very prevalent throughout the park which you should be aware of before observing them while hiking Diablo Foothills Regional Park Ridge.

If you’re hiking Diablo Foothills Regional Park Ridge on a foggy day or if you see the fog rolling up from far away – do not panic! This is quite normal even though people who aren’t used to it might get scared. The fog will roll in until approximately noon, so try to finish your hike before then if possible.



Walnut Creek, California is home to a variety of hiking areas and trails that are excellent for all skills and levels.  Here’s a short list of our favorites:

  • Acalanes Ridge
  • Diablo Foothills Regional Park
  • Shell Ridge Open Space
  • Franco Ranch Loop Trail
  • Fossil Hill Trail
  • Iron horse regional trail access
  • Castle Rock Trail Entrance
  • Rockspring Place trail entrance – Shell Ridge
  • Howe Homestead Park

All of these wonderful hiking areas are located just a short distance from our location at 1777 Botelho Drive, Suite 110 in Walnut Creek! Stop by for a visit anytime!




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