Photos from a November 2001 hike at Lime Ridge Open Space
(click on any image for a larger view)
Citrus Avenue
Park on Citrus Avenue and walk into the open space via Contra Costa Canal Trail
Junction
Approaching junction
Turn right
Turn south
Signs at junction
Signs at junction
Riding and Hiking Trail
Riding and Hiking Trail
Approaching the gated entrance to Lime Ridge
Approaching the gated entrance to Lime Ridge
Navaronne Way
The end of Navaronne Way is an alternate trailhead for this section of Lime Ridge
Hills of Lime Ridge
Hills of Lime Ridge
View south
View south from the valley
Approaching an info sign
Approaching a Lime Ridge info sign
On an unnamed trail
Heading southeast on one of Lime Ridge's unnamed trails
Hills
After just a few autumn storms, the hills were already slowly turning green
Approaching junction
Approaching junction
Useless signpost
A useless signpost at the junction
This trail starts out wide but quickly narrows
This trail starts out wide but quickly narrows
Old quarry area
Old quarry area
Trail dips and then climbs
Trail dips and then climbs
Oak stump
Tripod oak stump
Steep climb
Steep climb
View back
View back from the crest
Flat stretch
Flat stretch
View towards Concord
View north toward Concord at a junction
Main trail and side path
Main trail skirts the hilltop, while side path heads to the top
Junction
Junction
Descent
Descent
Another nice view south
Another nice view south to Diablo
Heading back down to the valley floor
Heading back down to the valley floor
Returning
Heading toward the gate and Riding and Hiking Trail


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