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Borges Ranch

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Serene vistas

A favorite of mine for hiking and getting away from the noise. Hiking can be easy or difficult... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Walnut Creek, California
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Hidden gem

Although it was closed, we were able to walk through the buildings and still see the animals and... read more

Reviewed January 19, 2018
Perth, Australia
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Nov 6, 2018
“Serene vistas”
Jan 19, 2018
“Hidden gem”
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1035 Castle Rock Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598-5117
+1 925-943-5899 ext. 2162
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

A favorite of mine for hiking and getting away from the noise. Hiking can be easy or difficult - it’s all up to you.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed January 19, 2018

Although it was closed, we were able to walk through the buildings and still see the animals and inside the windows. Lovely place, beautiful countryside. Nice picnic grounds and hiking trails. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank ornatedragon
Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

My grandkids beg to go to the Ranch. They are so excited when we approach the entrance. The grounds are so attractive and captivating. Friendly animals that they can visit and learn about. They also love the tractors that they pretend to run. The folks...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank AliceR787
Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

Many trails to walk. A beautiful place in the spring, once the trails get dry. It is generally wonderfully quiet. Early morning, or dusk walks are especially pleasant.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank saolsen11
Reviewed May 22, 2017

My first visit was as a volunteer on Borges Ranch Day this May. The setting is a beautiful, narrow little valley in the foothills of Mount Diablo with access to the many trails of the rugged mountain. The ranch, established in 1903, is a treasure/time...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Jean B
Reviewed February 18, 2017

Now a park for everyone to enjoy and many still don't know about it! You can have the whole place to yourself on the off times! Hiking, Dog Friendly, Horse riding... Awesome Space! You can trek for miles through the hills and enjoy the views...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed January 30, 2017

What a great place to escape from the city and enjoy the peace and tranquility of nature. Located on 10 minutes from downtown Walnut Creek, you would think that you are in another area altogether. Hiking is moderate, but with the recent rains, the footing...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank markltennis
Reviewed November 9, 2016

Nestled in the open space in foothills of MT Diable is a treasure of the old west. Beautifully preserved this ranch offers kids a chance to see life in early farming and settlement. Goats, chickens, sheep their to be touch and loved. My grandchildren would...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank AliceR787
Reviewed July 4, 2016

It's worth the drive to the outskirts of Walnut Creek to visit the Borges ranch. There are wonderful trails to explore. Be sure to have a map - or check in with the ranger for suggestions.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Double64Double
Reviewed May 17, 2016

We take our city raised grand kids and they are happy. They even ask to go. While they pey the goats and chickens or chase lizards, we enjoy the quiet, and the hummingbirds in the flowers around the restored and antique furnished historic Borges home....More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Chris K
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