4 Fun Winter Outdoor Adventures in Concord

Unique moments call for spectacular settings. Just 29 miles east of San Francisco, there are plenty of reasons to choose Concord for your next outdoor adventure.

From ample lodging and eclectic dining—25 global cuisines—to the views from the summit of Mt. Diablo—Concord is a place that offers a plethora of exciting possibilities for a weekend escape.

Don’t forget the sunscreen—Concord sees an average of 260+ days of sunshine every year. Concord’s mild Mediterranean climate is characterized by cool, moist winters and warm to hot dry summers. This consistency makes it easy and inviting to plan a getaway. You can pack layers, and plan to spend your days basking in an average daytime temperature that ranges from the mid-50s to the high-80s, depending on time of year.

Here are 4 fun winter outdoor adventures in Concord to put on your to do list: 

Photos By: Save Mount Diablo

1. Hike Mount Diablo

The park has numerous hiking trails throughout the area that twist through creeks, waterfalls, luscious valleys and wildflower fields. Day hikers can take it easy exploring the natural area on the 0.7mile Mary Bowerman Trail or ramp it up on the 6 mile Mount Diablo State Park Waterfall Loop Trail, which winds through numerous waterfalls, grasslands, oak forests and, on many days, lots of sunshine. Also check out this Hikers Guide to Plants on Mount Diablo!

2. Bike Lime Ridge Open Space

Hit the trails while they are slick and take your mountain bike on a new adventure. Shred through miles and of marked trails as you twist, turn and jump your way around the back country. Don’t forget to stop and enjoy the view when you get to the top!

Mark Your Calendar For This Event:

Fire Followers Hike – Lime Ridge
Saturday, March 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

3. Walk Around Markham Arboretum

For those looking for a calmer more serene adventure, Markham Arboretum Nature Center is the perfect spot for you. Enjoy a brisk walk around nature and exotic and unique plants. Begin your tour in the Shade Garden on the south end of the parking lot at the end of La Vista Avenue. Use this map as a guide to help you identity over 600 different tree and 90 different species that grow in the park.

4. Hit the Trails and enjoy the view at Newhall Community Park

Newhall Community Park has over 126 acres along Galindo Creek east of Treat Boulevard in Concord. The Galindo Creek meanders through the park where ducks and other wild life reside at all times of the year. Approximately 30 acres of park is improved with ponds along the creek, a play structure, picnic areas, bocce courts, and turfed athletic fields. They also have Paw Patch, which is a secure, fenced area where your furry friend can exercise off-leash.

Photo By: Mt. Diablo Wildflower Watch

Check Out these Spring Events

Mitchell Canyon Wildflower Walk

Saturday, April 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Diablo Trails Challenge

Saturday, April 13 @ 6:30 am

Hosted by Brazen Racing

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