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MacDonald Trail

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2.7 Miles 4.3 Kilometers


Doubletrack

498' 152 m

Ascent

-434' -132 m

Descent

1,098' 335 m

High

611' 186 m

Low

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

All Clear

27 days agoUpdate

Uphill. Both ways.

Mike Flagella

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Dogs: Off-leash

Description

From trailhead at MacDonald staging area, the trail starts as a gentle climb then gets progressively steeper until it levels out at the top approx. 1 mi along. There is a great view of the East Bay watershed and Mt. Diablo from the top. The trail continues along ridge, offering more views of the valley south towards Lake Cabot. After a short while, the trail then drops to the Bort Meadow Group camp and parking area.

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Sep 19, 2017
Jill Thomas
I added on as much of the Bird Loop as possible but it was inaccessible due to fallen trees. I didn't make it to the top because of my one-year-old... 1.5mi — 1h 00m

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All Clear 27 days ago
Some Mud - Trail is a dirt access road; very walkable even after rain. Be careful of slipping on acorns on steep downhill areas.
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