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Level: Beginner
Length: 19 mi (30.6 km)
Surface: Fire Road
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +1,382/ -2,200 ft
Total: 90 riders

Mountain Biking Anthony Chabot Regional Park

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#179 of 1,003 mountain bike trails in California
#2,425 in the world

In the front gate left on to West shore trail (paved) to rightCamerom trail loop left on Ten hills left on trail Brandon which follows Redwood blvd for a while and will turn in Willow Park golf course at the back Brandon will climb out other side. Pretty good climb up to Redtail trail which is the single track that goes right and will cross Marciel road a couple of times. At the top is a parking area go out the north side on pvment for a short bit. Redtail trail will climb then drop to the valley. Head right (north) on Grassvalley trail (lots of horse damage)which rolls along to Bort Meadow Staging area go right a short way the left on Mac Donald trail. Turn around at Redwood road and head back Mac Donald to Brandon trail on your right which will take you to Goldenrod to Bass Cove to West shore.

First added by Juan_Gear on Mar 4, 2006. Last updated May 8, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Lake Cahbot Road in Castro Valley. park on street ifyou can and save $5
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  • Logan Falley

    Holy hell hills. Be prepared for more ups than downs. Honestly, I don't even remember the downhills because I was so spent from the ascents.

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  • SiBike05

    Great Trail for beginners not insane. Just fire roads most of the way.

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  • heimdall

    I've been riding the various trails in and around Lake Chabot for decades. I typically no longer ride on any of the asphalt trails mostly because of encounters with walkers and it's boring. I ride from Lake Chabot Rd up to the ranger station which gives me a decent warmup. From there I go on Ten Hills trail then onto Brandon around the golf course. Once past the golf course Brandon trail is all up hill for about 20 minutes, with various amount of incline. I take Towhee trail down through the campground to Honker Bay Trail along Lake Chabot to Cameron trail back to Ten Hills trail and home. With the interconnecting trails you can ride for hours into the Oakland hills. the longest I've done is about 20 miles, but you can go a lot farther if you want. Best to get free Anthony Chabot Regional park map. Please note that the trail that is listed on this site is only a fraction of what's available. I won't grade this trail because the criteria is too limiting.

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  • MaxwellD

    Kinda Fun, all fire trails, take brandon, honker bay, and live oak if u have the time. Here and there u can find some fun downhills.

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  • bikerboy15

    Great ride! Brandon is fun, I recommend taking Honker Bay. I wish there was singletrack here! But no can do.. :(

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  • ScottMo

    The first ride after a along time off.
    Reccomend it fully, you'll get a good pump.

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  • MtBen

    Just go and get lost in Chabot, enjoy the outdoors and get a workout. Pack some snacks and plenty of water. Go clockwise past the dam and into the forest. Meander around the park mostly keeping right at forks. If you make it to the Redwood Canyon golf course (a really fast down hill fireroad) you will have made a pretty good loop.

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  • CMulli23

    Only a few miles of legal singletrack. Fireroads offer no challenge other than climbing endurance.

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  • talonbiker99

    Not a bad trail. If you go via the 14.41 Honker Bay Trail, it is more exciting. I just wish that the singletrack was open to bikers. I have hiked the singletrack, and it would be awesome to do on a bike.

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  • chalo1

    Nice trails... Good fire roads.

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  • **

    Was an okay ride, to many hikers. Lots of steep climbs and very unpredictable trail path. I almost ran into other riders and had to literally stop and walk past groups of walkers/hikers. If you want to check it out it wouldn't hurt. But i would not really recommend it, and if you do check it out. It better be early morning on a weekday because you will hate weekends at this place. People everywhere!

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  • Greg Heil   ✓ supporter

    Better than many of the trails in the East Bay, as there is a several mile section of the Redtail trail that is actually singletrack. Much of the trails in the park are actually doubletrack, though.

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  • dbellinger

    I rode this in May 2009. Lots of roller coaster type fire roads. Intermediate level climbs but nearly zero technical riding. Long loop going around the lake counterclockwise along the outside edge starting at the marine and heading toward the golf course and gun range. There are a lot of trails looping off and back to the main outside loop and it is easy to get lost. Bring your food and hydration pack because its a pretty long ride.

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  • megafuntime

    Pretty fun if you can get there when it isn't busy.

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  • Juan_Gear

    About 3500 feet of climbing. The paved path adds a nice warm up. all the climbs are in the 10% to 15% range. Back side around Grassvalley trail gets chewed up by Horses in the wet.

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  • Juan_Gear

    Weekend had LOT'S o people everwhere. To far for an after work ride for us locals must like it.

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  • Juan_Gear

    From parking head east along foot path to a right over a small bridge ten left on East shore path 1.5 miles the dirt starts. Past gate down steps to the worst climb Then right onto Live Oak Trail at about 2.7 miles is a road turn right along road about 3.0 miles turn left onto Brandon Trail. Brandon will cross a parking area at about 6.0 miles turn lft on Goldenrod just folow along lake as wind your way backon Bass Cove trail then West Shore trail to the parking

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