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

Reviewed 20 January 2018
ornatedragon
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Perth, Australia
The Ranch

My grandkids beg to go to the Ranch. They are so excited when we approach the entrance. The grounds... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
AliceR787
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Walnut Creek, California
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“horse riding” (2 reviews)
“open space” (4 reviews)
“bring water” (2 reviews)
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1035 Castle Rock Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598-5117
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+1 925-943-5899 ext. 2162
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"love this place"
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Reviewed 20 January 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.

Thank ornatedragon
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Reviewed 10 November 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

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Reviewed 31 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.

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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
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Reviewed 19 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
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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
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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
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Reviewed 5 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
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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
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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
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