Bay Area Mountain Bike Trails, 2nd Edition
Table of Contents

Hit the Trails of the Bay Area!...................................................... 5
Regions of the Bay Area.............................................................. 6
The San Francisco Bay Area........................................................... 7
How to Use This Book................................................................. 8

The South Bay....................................................................... 10
1. San Jose — Grant Ranch County Park............................................... 11
2. Los Gatos — St. Joseph’s Hill Open Space Preserve................................ 14
3. Los Gatos — Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve...................................... 17
4. Morgan Hill — Henry Coe State Park — Middle Ridge Loop........................... 20
5. Gilroy — Henry Coe State Park — Wilson Ranch Loop................................ 23
6. Aptos — Forest of Nisene Marks State Park — Five Finger Falls Bike & Hike........ 27
7. Aptos — Forest of Nisene Marks State Park — Sand Point Overlook.................. 31
8. Soquel — Soquel Demonstration Forest............................................. 34
9. Felton — Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park........................................ 37
10. Davenport — Big Basin Redwoods State Park — Berry Creek Falls Bike & Hike....... 40
11. Saratoga — Big Basin Redwoods State Park........................................ 44
12. Santa Cruz — Wilder Ranch State Park............................................ 48
13. Santa Cruz — Wilder Ranch State Park, UC Santa Cruz, and Pogonip Preserve....... 51

The San Francisco Peninsula......................................................... 54
14. Palo Alto — Arastradero Preserve................................................ 55
15. Cupertino — Monte Bello Open Space Preserve..................................... 58
16. Cupertino — Fremont Older Open Space Preserve................................... 61
17. Pescadero — Butano State Park................................................... 64
18. Woodside — El Corte de Madera Open Space Preserve............................... 67
19. Woodside — Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve.......................... 70
20. Loma Mar — Old Haul Road........................................................ 73
21. Palo Alto — Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve................................... 76
22. Palo Alto — Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve................................... 79
23. Saratoga — Saratoga Gap and Long Ridge Preserves................................ 82
24. Portola Valley — Alpine Road and Windy Hill..................................... 85

The East Bay........................................................................ 88
25. San Leandro — Anthony Chabot Regional Park...................................... 89
26. San Leandro — Redwood Regional Park............................................. 92
27. Pleasanton — Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park..................................... 95
28. Newark — Coyote Hills Regional Park............................................. 98
29. Livermore — Morgan Territory Regional Preserve................................. 101
30. Sunol — Sunol-Ohlone Regional Wilderness....................................... 104
31. Lafayette — Briones Regional Park.............................................. 107
32. Berkeley — Tilden and Wildcat Canyon Regional Parks............................ 110
33. Danville — Mt. Diablo State Park — Wall Point Road............................. 114
34. Clayton — Mt. Diablo State Park — Mitchell Canyon.............................. 117

The North Bay...................................................................... 120
35. San Francisco — Angel Island State Park........................................ 121
36. San Francisco — Marin Headlands................................................ 124
37. Mill Valley — Tennessee Valley and Muir Beach.................................. 127
38. Mill Valley — Mt. Tamalpais — East Peak Loop................................... 130
39. Ross — Mt. Tamalpais Watershed — Lakes Loop.................................... 133
40. Muir Beach — Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods...................................... 136
41. San Rafael — China Camp State Park............................................. 139
42. Olema — Bolinas Ridge and Point Reyes.......................................... 142
43. Olema — Point Reyes National Seashore Bike & Hike.............................. 145
44. Lagunitas — Samuel P. Taylor State Park and Bolinas Ridge Loop................. 148
45. Santa Rosa — Annadel State Park................................................ 151

Appendix........................................................................... 154
Rides by Ratings................................................................... 155
Bicycling Tips..................................................................... 157
About the Author................................................................... 159
The Bay Area Bike Trails Series.................................................... 160

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