Sugarloaf is located in southern Walnut Creek near Interstate 680. It is a tiny natural area with one of the city's few black walnut orchards. The ridgeline provides views of Mount Diablo, Shell Ridge and Ridge Las Trampas. There are several picnic areas, rest rooms, a native plant habitat, and an amphitheatre, as well as opportunities for several short hikes.
Groups will reserve the picnic areas and amphitheatre for day use and overnight camping. It's a nice place for light hiking and would make for a great wedding venue but locking the room for an event is almost impossible.
In a previous review, Sugarloaf Open Space was classified as one of "the best hidden secrets of Walnut Creek." Well, this is very quiet and it is not a well-known open space. We can see the 680 freeway in this path with great excitement.
Though the area is heavily grazed, with its gardens, orchards and outbuildings it gives a glimpse of what a working ranch is like. People can walk up the hill and look across the line between houses and open space. For that, Walnut Creekers can have their dogs enjoy exploring the environment.
The rules for dogs differ according to where you are in the open space. Trail heads with this knowledge are released. Owners will pick up the waste of their pet and remove it from the open space. For the safety and protection of your dog, other park users and wildlife, you should always bring a leash.
Dogs would be having so much fun here! The region off leash is huge and they could run like mad in a well marked paths and panoramic views.
This amazing off leash dog park is located near these other must-see dog parks near Walnut Creek, California:
- Heather Farm Dog Park
- Shell Ridge Open Space
- Redwood Regional Park
- Cesar Chavez Dog Park
- Alameda Dog Park
- Wardlaw Dog Park
- Robert Sibley Volcanic Preserve
- Paw Patch at Newhall Park
All of these wonderful parks are located just a short distance from our location at 1261 Locust Street! Stop by for a visit anytime!