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Discover Diablo – Lime Ridge Family Saunter

December 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

A century ago, Lime Ridge supplied some of the lime and sand needed for California’s industrial expansion. Today it is a nature preserve for rare plants and animals with plenty of hiking trails and bike roads, but you can still see the scars of quarries and the remains of railroad equipment used by the Henry Cowell Lime and Cement Company to carry limestone to its plant in Cowell, which is now the Crossings neighborhood in Concord.

Join us to discuss the natural and the man-made history of Lime Ridge.  Go to the website to register for this hike as participation is limited

Be sure to bring plenty of water, a snack, and dress in layers. Sturdy shoes or hiking boots recommended. Heavy rain cancels.

Land: City of Walnut Creek

Rating: Moderate hike of 4 miles with 700 feet of elevation change

Leader: Save Mount Diablo Hike Leader, Jean Vieth

Meet: Ohlone Trail Parking Area, Southwest of intersection of Ygnacio Valley Rd. and Cowell Rd.

Directions: From I-680 head east on Ygnacio Valley Rd, turn right on Montecito Dr. The staging area is the first right.


December 8, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Save Mount Diablo
(925) 947-3535


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Lime Ridge Regional Open Space
5108 Montecito Dr, Concord, CA 94521 + Google Map