Borges Ranch is a small demonstration ranch with barnyard animals and old unrestored farm machinery. It serves as the ranger headquarters for the ranch and for Shell Ridge Open Space.
Click here for additional information about hiking from Borges Ranch. From the ranch you may hike west into the Shell Ridge open space or south into East Bay Regional Park District holdings, both within the foothills of Mount Diablo. There is an annual Borges Ranch Day festival with music, dancing, demonstrations of rustic crafts and displays of operating restored farm machinery.
To get to Borges Ranch take Oak Grove east past Northgate Road(the Mt. Diablo State Park acess), which there becomes Castle Rock Road. Just past the base of the hill, turn right at the sign and take the one lane road to the ranch.