Trail is ridible all the time (rain or shine) the dirt never gets too muddy or at least the kind of dirt that sticks to your tires, it only gets a little slick. Tons of trails. Very long unlike mt. Diablo. Irrigated in some parts. Best place to ride in the East Bay!
This beautiful 5,271-acre parkland is on the oak-covered ridge overlooking Pleasanton and the Livermore Valley from the west. It is planned as the core of a Ridgelands Regional Park to be acquired over a period of many years. Parkland development has been intentionally limited to preserve the pastoral atmosphere.
The park occupies Pleasanton Ridge and beyond. To the northwest it spills down off Pleasanton Ridge into upper Kilkare Canyon, where it continues up onto Sunol Ridge, finally terminating at its westernmost corner in Stoneybrook Canyon. Inside the park, elevations exceed 1,600 feet.
From the main staging area on Foothill Road you can follow a multi-purpose trail system, which accommodates hikers, equestrians, and bicyclists, provides canyon views and ridgetop vistas, and access to remote, deep-canyon streams.
The best mtn biking in the east bay. There are many miles of single track and fire road. You have many choices for riding distance. And it gets an A for convenience for anyone living in the east bay. It's not exceptionally technical but it's fun and it's a good workout.
Good ride to work on your climbing. There are a few good singletracks sprinkled throughout, although the best ones are illegals. Lots of hikers and the occasional group of horseback riders.
I love this park. If you follow the ridge to the north it will link into Augustine.
I have to disagree with the trail description though when it says you can ride this area after a lot of rain. I'd say you can ride it up to a point, then it does become that nasty, sticky clay that will shear your derailleur off for you.
Great views of the Tri Valley, Diablo and Sunol Wilderness.
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