Berkeley and the Oakland Hills

Berkeley, California 94703

Berkeley and the Oakland Hills

Berkeley and the Oakland Hills Professional Review and Guide

"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."

Berkeley and the Oakland Hills Reviews

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7/15/2006
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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Trail Information

Berkeley
Nearby City
27
Distance
2,600 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
3 hours
Riding Time
Year-round
Season
360 feet
Trailhead Elevation
feet
Top Elevation