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  • #236315

    Hi !

     

    I’m new to the Bay Area, I have just bought a mountain bike and I seek someone to show me the best spot around Walnut Creek and Bay Area in general. I’m quite beginner but I can follow ūüôā !

     

    Thanks,

    Jonathan

    #236319

    I recommend downloading several apps for finding trails.

    Singletracks has an app

    Trail Forks

    MTB project.

    They’re all good for different reasons.

    The MTBR Norcal forum is a very active space. There’s weekly rides posted for Bay Area all the time.

    I haven’t spent any time in the East Bay riding bicycles so I’m of no use.

     

     

    #236446

    mt diablo is great for exercise- can do hours of climbing, but mostly just fire roads.  there are a handful of legal single track РDan cook trail at the entrance of south gate being one of the more fun/accessible ones. some fun less legal single track.  but, by and large, do diablo for exercise/nice views.  diablo mud can be unridable in some areas after a rain.  can get super hot in the summer

    close by, Joaquin Miller has some more advanced trails, nice and shady in the summer heat and handles the rain better. ¬†poaching here is not as necessary and can be met with aggression- generally don’t. ¬†small park overall

    Tamarancho in marin is great.  totally worth the 45 min drive.

    rockville is about 30 min away- fairfield. ¬†great park- can find anything from easy fire roads to full double black. ¬†climbs never too sustained. ¬†not a huge park- just go explore, can’t get that lost.

    skeggs- cool place to go.  redwoods.  different cool loops.  worth the hour ish drive.

    summertime- tahoe, downieville!!!!

    #236675

    <p style=”text-align: left;”>Without a doubt a great trail that is close to you is Joaquin Miller Park “JMP” it has a little bit of everything, only down side is that if you start a little bit later in the day you can run into a lot of hikers…. So start early….</p>

    #236690

    Awesome feedback ! Thanks guys !

    I have tried Diablo and Briones last week. Diablo was really great and easy-going. Briones was quite hard and uphill is steep. I’ll try Joaquim Miller because its seems the place to be in the East Bay area !

    I’m quite new to MTB and the sensation is so awesome ! It seems that I begin to be addict now :). Unfortunately, this weekend with the rain was hard to trail !

    If anyone is around, I’ll be glad to share the path :).

     

    Thanks,

    Jonathan

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