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Borges Ranch

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1035 Castle Rock Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598-5117
+1 925-943-5899 ext. 2162
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In the foothills

Many trails to walk. A beautiful place in the spring, once the trails get dry. It is generally... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
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A Special Place for a Trip Back in Time

My first visit was as a volunteer on Borges Ranch Day this May. The setting is a beautiful, narrow... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Jean B
Walnut Creek, California
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“the barn” (3 reviews)
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1035 Castle Rock Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598-5117
+1 925-943-5899 ext. 2162
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Reviewed 30 July 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.

Thank saolsen11
Reviewed 23 May 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

Thank Jean B
Reviewed 18 February 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

1  Thank JovielSeattle
Reviewed 30 January 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

1  Thank markltennis
Reviewed 9 November 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

Thank AliceR787
Reviewed 4 July 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.

Thank Double64Double
Reviewed 18 May 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

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 30 March 2016

A wonderful stroll back in time. There are animals wandering this picturesque ranch. I've been there several times but never been able to enter the old home that remains, but perhaps a special tour can be arranged. In any case, you can peer through windows...More

2  Thank James R
Reviewed 8 February 2016

I give this an excellent rating in part because of its location, at the foot of Mt. Diablo and Shell Ridge open space. It is worth it to hear the ranger talks, and then take a hike or picnic in the nearby open space. In...More

Thank Susanog2015
Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

This farm is a piece of history with all its hands on equipment and the ability to wander among the farm animals.

Thank Ellis B
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