Mountain Biking the San Francisco Bay Area Guide Book

by Lorene Jackson (Falcon Guides)
Mountain Biking the San Francisco Bay Area  by Lorene Jackson

296pp/photos/maps/elevation charts
ISBN: 0762727152

Experience the birthplace of the mountain bike revolution. The amazing wide-open spaces around the San Francisco Bay Area provide mountain biking souls with an escape from the urban landscape. You’ll find breathtaking vistas and a range of trails from easy family trips to epic singletrack. No matter where you are in the Bay Area, a trailhead is nearby, including these 40 rides in the North Bay, South Bay, East Bay, and San Francisco Peninsula. Insider tidbits on local history and wildlife make this more than just a trail guide. You’ll get the inside track on the best time of year to ride, local events and attractions, and tips on riding with kids.

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Trails from the "Mountain Biking the San Francisco Bay Area" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 40.
... Preview: This is a great family ride with stunning views of San Francisco, Mount Tamalpais, and the Golden Gate Bridge. The Perimeter Road loop is paved, but the upper Fire Road is dirt and much less traveled. ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the San Francisco Bay Area"
Tiburon, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9.8
... Preview: This ride offers great singletrack through pristine oak woodlands and meadows in the rolling hills east of Santa Rosa. Enter through Spring Lake Regional Park and weave through the northwestern part o ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the San Francisco Bay Area"
Santa Rosa, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: This loop offers great singletrack riding through the rolling hills of diverse oak woodlands, grass meadows, chaparral, and forests of Douglas fir and redwood. While there are endless combinations of ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the San Francisco Bay Area"
Santa Rosa, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 14.8
... Preview: Views of San Francisco Bay peak over the grassy hillsides and through the oak woodlands. A network of multiuse trails offers beginner and intermediate riders a taste of mountain biking without the mou ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the San Francisco Bay Area"
Palo Alto, CA - Mountain Biking
... Preview: Starting deep within the majestic redwood forest of the coastal range, this ride takes you over the mountain and down to the rolling grasslands near the coast. The return ride over the summit offers m ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the San Francisco Bay Area"
Boulder Creek, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 27.3
... Preview: You do not need to go far to taste the Wild West. Warm up with a gradual climb over the grassy hillside above the old abandoned Black Diamond Mine. Enjoy 2 miles of roller-coaster downhill before cr ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the San Francisco Bay Area"
Antioch, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.6
... Preview: Check out sweeping views and sweet singletrack. Nothing is free. There is a price: the paved grind to the top of Black Mountain. Get strong; build those charging-rhinoceros legs. Otherwise, score a fr ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the San Francisco Bay Area"
Cupertino, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 17.9
... Preview: A ridge runs through the steep, grass-covered hills and wooded canyons of Briones Regional Park. This loop offers a peripheral view of both sides of the ridge. Wide dirt roads take you up one side of ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the San Francisco Bay Area"
Orinda, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 13.3
... Preview: This is a quick trek into the woods. Enjoy well-maintained singletrack through the hills along San Pablo Bay. Ride toward the ridgeline and follow the contours to China Camp Village. This picturesque ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the San Francisco Bay Area"
San Rafael, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11.4
... Preview: A steep and rutted fire road takes you down Repack, legendary trail of the first mountain bike race. Unfortunately, there is no pickup truck to take you to the top these days. You have to earn this ri ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the San Francisco Bay Area"
Fairfax, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12.2
... Preview: This popular open-space preserve offers miles of high-quality singletrack for the strong and technically adept rider. Thirty-six miles of trails weave through mixed evergreen forests, across dry ridge ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the San Francisco Bay Area"
Woodside, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 14.3
... Preview: This is one of the few intermediate rides in Henry W. Coe State Park and requires some stamina. There is no bailing on the ride out. A smooth dirt road takes you down to and back from Manzanita Point ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the San Francisco Bay Area"
Morgan Hill, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: This ride is the heart of Henry W. Coe Park, taking you deep into the remote reaches of the wilderness. As with all rides in the park, steep climbs are a guarantee. However, the rewards are great—plen ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the San Francisco Bay Area"
Gilroy, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 16.4
... Preview: Welcome to miles of legal singletrack in a state park! This ride is a good introduction to Henry W. Coe State Park. If you like it, there is more to come back for. A meandering singletrack takes you u ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the San Francisco Bay Area"
Morgan Hill, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10.8
... Preview: Welcome to the world of Henry W. Coe Park! Here you will find some of the best singletrack in the Bay Area—and the most rugged riding. This ride offers a great introduction to the southern and more re ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the San Francisco Bay Area"
Gilroy, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12.7
... Preview: This is the best singletrack in the East Bay. Ride through dense redwood groves in Oakland’s Joaquin Miller Park. Although the park is less than a square mile, there are enough trails to wind around f ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the San Francisco Bay Area"
Oakland, CA - Mountain Biking
... Preview: Dirt roads take you through the rolling foothills of an old ranch. Ride the range to the ridge, while the congestion of the Santa Clara Valley remains miles below. The rewards are panoramic views and ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the San Francisco Bay Area"
San Jose, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 16.8
... Preview: This is a pleasant ride around Lake Chabot and the upper reaches of Grass Valley Creek. The final climb to the ridge offers a classic view of the bay before a swift descent back to the lake. While the ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the San Francisco Bay Area"
Castro Valley, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 13.7
... Preview: Enjoy gentle coastal singletrack before climbing to North Peak on Montara Mountain. This is a steady climb, strenuous in sections, but the view and downhill run are worth it. When the fog clears, it i ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the San Francisco Bay Area"
Montara, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: This ride offers a good introduction to mountain biking. That does not mean flat; it means gently rolling hills and short climbs. Before you arrive at the trailhead, a narrow winding road to Morgan Te ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the San Francisco Bay Area"
Livermore, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.2

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