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Address: 1035 Castle Rock Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Phone Number: 925-943-5899, ext. 2162
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The Simple Life of Years Past

A wonderful place to get away from the crowded confusion of Walnut Creek. The ranch buildings evoke an era of self-sufficiency and simplicity. I go there to sketch and often see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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California
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

A wonderful place to get away from the crowded confusion of Walnut Creek. The ranch buildings evoke an era of self-sufficiency and simplicity. I go there to sketch and often see other artists painting in the area. It is a good jumping off point for a couple of trials. Not recommended on the hottest days, but very pleasant the rest... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Borges Ranch is a great place to hike, in many directions. Connects to Mt. Diablo trails, and many other regional trails. Especially beautiful in the Spring.

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Beautifully preserved ranch and grounds with equipment and tools from the early days. Climb on old tractors, pump water, listen to the chickens and other farm animals. Explore the barn with its variety of farm tools. Have a picnic or BBQ at Bob Pond (in the spring, look for polliwogs) then take a short hike into the surrounding hills. You... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Do you love hiking and petting goats? Then Borges is for you. We'd intended to hike the hills beyond the ranch but having parked at the ranch couldn't help ourselves, the goats and mini pigs called to us! After we had our farm animal fix we proceeded to the trail leading from the farm and were saturated and cleansed by... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

An old ranch with much of the original "turn-of-the-century" feel - 20th century that is. Lots of walking trails. A very fun place to be on the weekends with guided tours. Great place to take young children.

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Walnut Creek, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Borges Ranch is a place to see if your into the way life used the be at the turn of 1900's There is an operating blacksmith and many other operating exhibits of life on a ranch before all of the modern tools that we use today. A great place to take kids, Watch there Web site(http://www.walnut-creek.org/about/visiting_us/borges_ranch.asp) they have many special... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a sweet little old fashioned farm that is available for visiting year round. Nice place to visit on the weekend with kids or a friend. Flat areas to walk. Many chickens, rabbits, sheep, and goats to see in their pens. Blacksmith shop with original tools. Gives a good idea of what an life would be like in the... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We enjoyed visiting this historic ranch. We saw the wind mill, the barn area, and the historic house. In 1899, Frank Borges purchased 700 acres (280 ha) for a cattle ranch and the house for his family, On the ranch, one can see animals such as sheep, goats, chickens, and pigs. There is farm wagons, tractors, and carts to see,... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A few miles from downtown on the edge of Mt. Diablo Regional Park in the Shell Ridge Open Space this is a wonderful place to visit for the whole family. We went there for a special Summer event and enjoyed the experience even more. When you're looking for an easy outing try Borges Ranch. Also great for hiking.

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Clayton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

A trip to Borges lets you travel back in time to the early days in California. It is hidden in the rolling foothills of Mount Diabblo. Despite being so close to neighboring communities, you feel like you are totally isolated from every one else.

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