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A varied and scenic section of the Bay Area Ridge Trail.


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9.7

Miles

15.6

KM

Point to Point

1,785' 544 m

High

918' 280 m

Low

1,830' 558 m

Up

1,571' 479 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

33%

Max Grade (18°)

Dogs Unknown

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Description

Climb to dramatic views on San Pablo Ridge, descend to wooded streamsides, and traverse open grasslands. This trip along the spine of the East Bay Hills crosses varied landscapes on trails that range from wide and rocky service roads to duff-covered narrow paths. You gain and lose consider- able elevation in short stretches: a 920-foot gain in Tilden Regional Park and a 600-foot loss in Rob- ert Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve. This long segment can also be completed in shorter sections.

This trail description is excerpted from the 2019 Bay Area Ridge Trail Guidebook. For details on all trails, trailheads and more buy the book from Wilderness Press.

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Bay Area Ridge Trail Staff

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Sign #1: "dark basalt dike, a feeder of lava to the crater, that cuts through a sequence of tuffbreccias (grayish brown) and pebbly mudstones (light gray), inside and near the crater bottom."
Jun 3, 2018 near Orinda, CA
View from the Water Tank
Jun 3, 2018 near Orinda, CA
Taking in the view.
Oct 13, 2016 near Berkeley, CA
Fog burning off over the hills.
Jul 21, 2019 near Orinda, CA
EBMUD Water Tank
Jun 3, 2018 near Orinda, CA
Tilden Park in spring, looking northeast from Seaview Trail.
Oct 13, 2016 near Kensington, CA

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