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Level: Intermediate
Length: 20 mi (32.2 km)
Surface: Fire Road
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +397/388 ft
Total: 79 riders
 

Mountain Biking Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park

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#118 of 987 mountain bike trails in California
#1545 in the world

And do it all. Steep climbs, cows up on ridge by the olive grove then its just you most days

First added by Juan_Gear on Jun 19, 2005. Last updated Apr 30, 2020. → add an update
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  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Sunol exit off of I-680 West on Castlewood then Left on Foothill Road. Parking is on right. Grab a map
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Sunol/Pleasanton, California

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  • Cali Swift
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    P-Ridge has the best local single tracks, although you'll have to find a local to show you where the good stuff is. The Upper and Lower Nine are good starter trails. Once you can rip through those, you'll be ready for the fun stuff.

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  • acarges

    It's pretty epic. Go early or ride at night before the helicopter Rangers bullhorn you off the single track. (Yes, really!). It's pretty aggressive - roots, rocks, drops, steep - or you can just stay on the fire roads.

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  • useEvil
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    Good climbing via fire roads. Some short steep segments. The single tracks are nice and flowing with some tight turns. If you can handle the climbing there are a lot of single tracks to choose from. Unfortunately Upper Christmas trail is closed, it's one of the better single tracks.

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  • *****

    This is a great trail! It's mostly fire roads but when you talk to some people they lead you to some gnarly single tracks! Pretty steep on they way up but nice coming down!

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  • jrobertharms
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    if you look a little further you will find some good single track.climb up to the water tank and take the trail to the right.follow down to bayleaf trail, some good switchbacks and tight trails
    * Review edited 1/17/2010

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  • The_dude
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    If you like steep climbs this trail is for you. You must ride up what seems to be endless steep climbs to get to the back side of the ridge, then you can get some speed and ride the trial. If you follow the main trial (Valley View) you can find the Sinbad trial to go down the backside of the mountain which is a blast. Just remember the steep descent is fun, but you must climb that b**** to get back to the trail head. I have only ridden Pleasanton Ridge a handful of times, and I am fairly new to MTB riding so it is tiring. Despite the steep climbs I find myself wanting to go back. I stay of the single track labeled for hikers only because I hear that the park/hikers are looking for an excuse to shut it down to MTB riders. I haven't run into any unpleasant hikers and I have yet to see any park employees so I haven't had any bad experiences with that. If you don't get an early start the face of the Ridge gets very busy with hikers and families. However, the backside of the ridge, no matter what time, gets very quiet. Oh yeah, I have only taken the Golden Eagle and Longview (incredibly steep) entrances.

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