Shell Ridge has miles of trails through grasslands and oak woodlands. The trail network is fairly extensive. In the summer, the heat can be a problem so it is best to avoid the mid day sun on the warm days and always carry water. The namesake is derived from the marine fossils that were long ago deposited when the area was under water.
Dogs are allowed on the trails but should be under the owners control at all times. Coyotes live there but are fairly rare, but be sure not to let your dogs get close to them.
- Hiking and Walking
- Adventure Travel
Truly the most unique thing about Walnut Creek...
in my mind is the unbelievable opportunities to get out and enjoy the outdoors! Hiking trails, walking/biking the canal trails, bking trails to downtown, driving to Mt. Diablo even. Get out and see our spectacular countryside.
- Hiking and Walking
- Budget Travel
Lindsay Wildlife Museum
Ever wonder what happens to wild animals that are injured? Many such injured animals are taken to the Lindsay Wildlife Museum's wildlife hospital. This well established hospital treats over 5,000 injured and orphaned wild animals each year.
The museum offers an opportunity to see wild animals up close. Many of the animals that can not be released back into the wild after treatment are on display at the museum. Various mammals, birds, and reptiles are exhibited. When visiting be sure to look up, as an assortment of birds are located right above cages containing mammals.
Activities occur throughout the day. The museum strives educate its visitors on the animals and their environment. The schedule of activities is posted on the museum’s website. The Lindsay Wildlife Museum offers visitors an enjoyable and educational experience.
It is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday. Hours are slightly longer in the summer. A parking lot is available.
Admission prices in 2011 are:
$7 for adults
$6 for seniors (people aged 65 and over)
$5 for children (Ages 2 to 17)
Free for children under 2 years old
- Family Travel
- Museum Visits