Contra Costa Canal Trail

Contra Costa County, California

Distance9.9mi
Elevation Gain20ft
Trailhead Elevation60ft
Top80ft
Elevation Min/Max60/80ft
Elevation Start/End60/60ft
Contra Costa Canal Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Contra Costa County, California. It is 9.9 miles long and begins at 60 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 20 feet. Along the trail there are parkings, drinking water, and a bench. This trail connects with the following: Ygnacio Canal Trail.

Contra Costa Canal Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Beginning at Heather Farms Park, this ride first follows Briones - Mt. Diablo Trail south along the canal and then loops back to the Contra Costa Canal Trail. The trail ends at Willow Pass Road, where surface streets through central Concord connect tot he other end of the trail in Pleasant Hill along Chilpancingo Parkway for the return back to Heather Farms."

Contra Costa Canal Trail Reviews

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7/18/2006
Pretty much as described: flat with a fair amount of dodging peds. Trail intersects many times w/roads--a number of which have poor visibility approaching the intersection, so be careful. Also, the section on Concord Ave is scary, as it's a high volume traffic area, with people trying to speed to highway exit ramps. Trail has nice views and some diversity of neighborhoods and landscape.
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Jun 2018