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Wall Point Road

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.3 (4)

A fun descent with good climbing and unstoppable views.


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Map Key

4.0

Miles

6.5

KM

Doubletrack

1,735' 529 m

High

657' 200 m

Low

261' 80 m

Up

1,251' 381 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

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This is a popular route for hikers with some blind corners, some steep rocky sections, some off camber sharp turns. Keep your speed under control.

The road will get sandy and loose after it is graded in mid-summer. It holds up pretty well to rain and is often one of the first rideable trails when thinks start to dry out.

The trail is quite exposed to afternoon sun so climbing it on a warm afternoon can be challenging.

Description

Wall Point Rd is one of the most beautiful fire roads in the area. It has great close up views of Mt Diablo and Las Trampas and longer distance views of the Sacramento River delta, San Francisco and Mt Tamalpais.

While quite climbable, it is much more fun to descend (at least during the times of year when isn't full of loose dirt and sand). The trail starts near the parking and bathrooms at Lower Rock city on the northern side of South Gate Rd. The entrance is fairly obvious as it is a fire road with a large gate.

Wall Point Rd descends for about 3.5 miles with a few short climbs interspersed to slow you down. This is a popular route for hikers with some blind corners, some steep rocky sections, some off camber sharp turns. Keep your speed under control.

Maps vary on their naming of the last part of the trail but this description assumes that the Wall Point Road trail goes all the way to Macedo Ranch. At the end of the descent the fire road dead ends into another fire road. Turn left and go about 1/2 mile. Then turn left on a fire road that leads to the Macedo Ranch staging area.

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Shared By:

Mike Anciaux

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  3.3 from 4 votes

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Photos

Wall Point Road, near the top, heading west—amazing view.
Jul 17, 2020 near Diablo, CA
View of Sentinal Rock looking west towards Las Trampas
Oct 9, 2014 near Diablo, CA
Wall Point Trail at the top of Emmons Canyon.
Oct 8, 2014 near Diablo, CA
Looking east towards Mt Diablo from Wall Point Road
Oct 9, 2014 near Diablo, CA
View of Mount Diablo at sunset.
Jul 15, 2018 near Diablo, CA
Sign post at the top of the Rock City segment of the Summit Trail (no no bikes symbol)
Jul 11, 2020 near Diablo, CA

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Nov 27, 2020
Stacey Knowles
kick ass climb up the mountain, cut across bbq terrace singletrack (not shown on map) to bbq terrace fire road back down to stage road
Jul 14, 2018
Dylan Wooters
Aug 25, 2016
Justin Byde
Very dry out today 12.6mi — 1h 27m