Berkeley and the Oakland Hills

Berkeley, California

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The lush and heavily forested Berkeley Hills contrast sharply with the grassy oak-covered hills around Lafayette and make this set of rides one of the most interesting in the East Bay. Energetic students from U.C. Berkeley mingle with established career people on weekends to make the roads along these routes some of the most popular among avid local cyclists. Hill climbs in both directions will provide plenty of challenge for even the most aggressive riders.
East Bay Bike Trails

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East Bay Bike Trails

by Conrad Boisvert (Penngrove Publications)

The lush and heavily forested Berkeley Hills contrast sharply with the grassy oak-covered hills around Lafayette and make this set of rides one of the most interesting in the East Bay. Energetic students from U.C. Berkeley mingle with established career people on weekends to make the roads along these routes some of the most popular among avid local cyclists. Hill climbs in both directions will provide plenty of challenge for even the most aggressive riders.

© 2005 Conrad Boisvert/Penngrove Publications. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Berkeley
Distance: 27
Elevation Gain: 2,600 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Riding Time: 3 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 360 feet
Top Elevation: feet
Driving Directions: Directions to Berkeley and the Oakland Hills

Recent Trail Reviews

7/15/2006
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Excellent ride with one very challenging and one more gradual climb. First climb on Claremont Ave is much steeper than the more popular route via Tunnel Road to top of the hills, though prettier (and shadier) than the tunnel road route. Second climb through the redwoods to Skyline Drive is gorgeous and the gradual increase in grade makes for an excellent challenge.



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