Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.33 out of 5
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Intermediate
20.0
miles

Fire Road
↑ 1,300 ft
↓ 1,300 ft

Network
1:36
avg time
Trail Description
About this trail
And do it all. Steep climbs, cows up on ridge by the olive grove then its just you most days
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Granny Gear

January 27, 2020
Cali Swift Granny Gear  
 
Review: 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.




Gramcounter

March 19, 2016
acarges Gramcounter  
 
Review: 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.




Granny Gear

May 25, 2015
useEvil Granny Gear  
 
Review: 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.




Granny Gear

January 17, 2013
 
Review: 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!




Granny Gear

January 18, 2010
 
Review: 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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Poseur

September 16, 2006
The_dude Poseur  
 
Review: 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.






June 20, 2005
Guest   
 
Review: I have been riding this park of over 13 years and it has now become a battle ground for echo freaks! That is another story..

See this link for more info.
http://home.pacbell.net/mjvande/

Here are some tips:

There is a little known trailhead in Golden Eagle. This trail starts in the Augustan Bernal Park. This section is covered in large Oak trees and is nice smooth fire road without all the pesky flies and no cattle. Unless you are a resident of Pleasanton, automobile access is restricted in Golden Eagle. However, bicycle access is allowed. I usually start at Longview Road and ride up.

There is also a couple (Sinbad Creek and North Ridge Trail) legal singletrack trails on the ridge. These sections are located in the back country and quite beautiful. Just watch out for poison oak.

Out of the respect for EBRPD, there are a few harrowing illegal single tracks that I no longer ride on. I personally donít want to give the militant hikers any reason to close this park.





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