Briones Regional Park

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.62 out of 5
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Intermediate
25.0
miles

Fire Road
↑ 2,400 ft
↓ 5,200 ft

Network
1:50
avg time
Trail Description
About this trail
Maps at trail head. Basic East Bay rolling hills read some STEEP. Grass lands between forested areas.
added by Juan_GearSingletrack
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (14)
 

Bunny Hop

January 31, 2017
Buddha43 Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Im a lil biased as Briones is my backyard! I love riding there, great trails and scenery. Massive climbs so bring your lungs, there's something for everyone here.




Granny Gear

December 2, 2016
 
Review: Really enjoy the briones trail, nice pick to enjoy with friends




Granny Gear

August 30, 2016
 
Review: Do not waste your time. Fire roads that feel like you're riding straight up the devil's driveway into pure hell. Dry, hot, exposed fire roads that lead to cattle tracked, sun baked, moon crusty trails with zero fun factor. I didn't think I could have a worse time biking until I went back a year later.






September 13, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: Dry and warm




Bunny Hop

April 20, 2014
 
Review: start at reliez valley staging area and go up the fire road you see another fire road to the right, keep going strait than make a left after a gate onto singletrack. one of my favorite places for singletrack. don't bother with alhambra creek trail unless you want to be obnoxious and go on a weekday cuz theres a lot of people on sat and sun




Granny Gear

February 3, 2014
 
Review: ***Beware of rainy days***



This review would be a lot better but I went on a rainy day. The dirt is very soft and it becomes like cake batter. Doesn't fling off the tire, builds and builds until your tires lock due to mud jammed in between the frame and tire. Probably a rookie move on my part, but definitely a learning experience. Other than that, saw some cool nature. Newts, coyote, and cows all made an appearance. Not that crowded probably due to the fact that it was super bowl sunday. I'm looking forward to going again on a bright, dry day.




Gnarly


May 26, 2009
Suvacrew Gnarly  
 
Review: This park has several entry points from the surrounding towns. Plenty of bootlegged single track that doesn't appear on the park's maps. I've ridden this place for almost 20 yrs....and am very discreet about when to poach...as there is some sweet off limits trails. Weeknights late and very early AM weekdays and weekends will give the window to play in the no bikes allowed spaces.
Plenty of climbing..rarely get out of there w/o 2500-3000ft of climbing over 12-15 miles. Some descents will get you into the 40mph + realm. Be courteous to the Horseback riders and the hikers and all will be fine. Tick one off and the ranger will be waiting for you.
Single Track Trails you can ride legally. Blue Oak descent..has plenty of single with some airborne options, West end descent of Crest Trail down to the Bear Creek staging area. Alhambra Creek single track is bootlegged and not maintained by the park..is a blast, but be aware of others as you;ll carry speed into blind turns.
When rain hits...it goes from cake mix to all out clay sludge and will become impassable in Winter. Summer is dry HOT and dusty. Bring plenty of agua.

* Review edited 5/27/2009

Similar Trail: Shell Ridge, Mt Diablo, Redwood Park, Joaquin Miller




Singletrack


November 16, 2008
Juan_Gear Singletrack  
 
Review: Can be very steep, had to push the bike-O-fool some, but so did the gearies

Similar Trail: Mount Diablo, Red Wood, Chabot, Pleasenton Hills




Singletrack


November 16, 2008
Juan_Gear Singletrack  
 
Review: Pick up map at kiosk when you pay the six bucks to park. Alhambra to Spengler. left on Briones Road trail, left on Briones Crest top top 1483 feet, drop down to Valley Trail to left on Old Briones Road Trail to Newt Hollow turn around. Follow Old Briones Road past Valley back to Alhambra




Singletrack


November 16, 2008
Juan_Gear Singletrack  
 
Review: Can be very steep at times, rarely not steep LOL. Think single track is off limits



Briones Regional Park MTB Trail 3.62 out of 5 based on 14 ratings. 14 user reviews.
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