Level:
Length: 11 mi (17.7 km)
Surface: Fire Road
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +275/272 ft
Total: 13 riders
 

Mountain Biking Wildcat Creek Trail

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#509 of 987 mountain bike trails in California
#6304 in the world

Park your car at the lot near Tilden Indian Camp and start off going back
down Central Park Dr a little ways and turn left at Lone Oak Rd. Continue
left onto Read Loop Rd. for a mile until you reach the intersection for
Wildcat Creek Trail at Jewel Lake. Continue on Wildcat Creek Trail for
several miles on mainly wide fire road until you reach the end at Alvarado
Staging area. Trail is fairly flat and the speed is relaxed. Not many steep
climbs or descents, but good for an easy long family ride or recovery ride.
Enough room to pass hikers on the trail who are friendly to you as long as
you are courteous and friendly to them. Give yourself a couple of hours to
finish this out and back if you're riding at a medium pace. Plus, if you have
kids, it's fun to take them out to Animal Farm near the Indian Camp parking
lot in Tilden. Great trail to get your feet wet in the world of mountain
biking. It was my very first offroad ride and it was perfect for just getting
comfortable on a mountain bike. Happy Trails!

First added by ActivEric on Apr 28, 2020. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
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Getting there
If you're coming from the Central Avenue exit off Highway 80:

Central Ave
1. Head east on Central Ave toward Pierce St 0.3 mi
2. Turn right onto Carlson Blvd 0.3 mi
3. Take the 3rd right onto CA-123/San Pablo Ave 0.6 mi
4. Turn left onto Solano Ave 1.3 mi
5. Slight right onto Contra Costa Ave 210 ft
6. Turn left onto Los Angeles Ave 0.2 mi
7. At the traffic circle, take the 4th exit onto Marin Ave 0.4 mi
8. Turn left onto Spruce St 0.5 mi
9. Slight right to stay on Spruce St 0.2 mi
10. Slight right to stay on Spruce St 0.3 mi
11. Turn left onto Canon Dr 0.4 mi
12. Slight left onto Central Park Dr
Destination will be on the left 0.1 mi

Tilden Park Indian Camp
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