One of the most popular trails in the East Bay Parks and Recreation District system the Contra Costa Canal Trail connects Martinez, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, and Concord. This trail attracts bikers, runners, walkers, and even equestrians. It’s horseshoe shaped path is intercepted by a number of local parks within its connecting communities. In Pleasant Hill, the trail borders the Contra Costa County Club, then down along Diablo Valley College, to a popular junction at Las Juntas Park, and continuing south to the north-end of Walnut Creek.

It also makes important connections to a number of regional trails, including the California State Riding and Hiking Trail, Briones to Mt. Diablo Trail, and the Iron Horse Trail, and will connect with the Delta De Anza Trail when it is completed to Martinez. You can get the detailed mileage by trail segment and type of path by clicking here.


This accessible trail is an integral part in Contra Costa’s non-vehicular transportation community and provides significant recreation opportunities for its residents. From urban access to rural open space, the Canal Trail provides a pleasant recreational experience and transportation opportunity.

For a printable detailed map of the Contra Costa Canal Trail, click here.