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    Info on Walnut Creek, Walnut Ave; Running Trails?

    We're moving to Walnut Creek, just above Walnut Ave leading to the Northgate. My concern isn't the biking, it's fairly obvious: but I'm seriously into trail running each morning, flat is OK but I prefer a mix of flat and rollers.

    I've map searched Shell open space, Lime Ridge (?) close by... Does anyone know if these areas are decent for trial running, say 6:30am daily @ 5K plus; and if you have any tips about parking and best trails I'm all ears.

    Also, do people run the north side of Mt. Diablo early mornings, and is there a preferred trail run for daily training?

    Txs for the 411

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    You have a lot of choices on Diablo especially with Shell Ridge. I know Brazen Racing has a lot of trail running events in Diablo and Briones Park area.
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    Well, it's specifics I'm hoping for. I found the Indian Creek to Ridge Trail run, but I wonder what residents living on La Casa Via think about runners parking on the adjoining property at 6-6:30AM to go running behind their houses. There are some maps on various sites, but zero information.

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    It should be expected that when your property borders on public open space with public trails that you'll have people using those trails at various times - I'd think that anyone bothered would already have erected fences.

    Another area I'd consider is Castle Rock/Diablo Foothills which has a number of trails leading to Diablo State Park that are more removed from residences.

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    i've seen a number of running groups park near the end of castle rock and head out through the swimming pool rec area toward the state park entrance which is a couple of miles down the trail. plenty of places to run to your hearts content.

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    Sorry, nothing to add to your running trail search...just congratulations on your home base...5 minutes from NG is awesome!

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    Went to the Athletic Outpost store on Bonanza, got the full download on the local trails. Very nice people; love owner operated small businesses.

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