Acalanes Ridge Open Space Off Leash Dog Area

Acalanes Ridge Open Space
Trailheads at Pleasant Hill Road
just north of Reliez Valley Road and on Sousa Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
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Not Fenced
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mobile_user's picture
great open space

Accessible from Greenvalley Dr off Pleasant Hill Rd. There are six public parking spots just below the trailhead. The trailhead is on the right, just past the gated community.

Jenny C's picture
not a dog park

They have doggie bags though, beautiful views

Summit's picture
This is one of the fantastic

This is one of the fantastic off-leash dog areas in Lafayette/Walnut Creek. It's fenced in (this is cattle ground), has gorgeous vistas and usually a strong, cool breeze at the top of the ridge. Beware during summer (VERY dry and little cover) or after heavy rain (TONS of mud). It's relatively light on foot traffic and though much smaller than Shell Ridge, Lafayette Ridge is a gem. There are multiple entrances to the area; my favorite is on Monarch Ridge Drive which you can reach via Pleasant Hill Road.