The Short Ridge Preserve is located within a region of rolling hills and valleys south of Mt. Diablo. The Short Ridge Trail is mostly grassland with scattered trees consisting of valley oak, coast live oak, and buckeye. This habitat supports gopher snakes, racers, Northern Pacific rattlesnakes, acorn woodpeckers, scrub jays, black-tailed titmouse, Western bluebirds, Northern orioles, lazuli buntings, and loggerhead shrikes.
Distance: 2 miles
Time: 1 hour
Altitude gain: 320 feet
Address: 2101 Holbrook Drive Danville, CA 94506
Hours: 5am – 10pm unless otherwise posted or permitted
Staging area supports vehicles and horse trailers.
The trail is an unpaved multiple use trail.
Not suitable for wheelchair users
Bikes and horses not permitted when trails are wet
Keep gates closed to keep cattle inside the park
Photos: East Bay Regional Park District, ebparks.org