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The best legal singletrack in Contra Costa County.


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Map Key

3.7

Miles

5.9

KM

Singletrack

1,794' 547 m

High

960' 293 m

Low

370' 113 m

Up

1,096' 334 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Allowed

You really are out in the middle of nowhere. Bring enough water, first aid and repair equipment to handle anything. Also, the trail can be quite rutted some years.

Description

This is a challenging singletrack, especially considering how much work it is to get there. But it's totally worth the effort!

The first 2/3 of the trail is mostly climbing on the side of a steep hill that parallels a creek. It's curvy, narrow and exposed.

The last 1/3 if continuous flowy downhill. Again, it is narrow, curvy and exposed as it traverses steeply down into Jackass Canyon.

The trail ends at Finley Rd. To return on paved roads, turn right on Finley Rd. It starts as dirt but turns paved at the park entrance. Continue down Finley Rd to Camino Tassaraja Rd.

During the wet months this trail is cow stomped making it almost impassable. This should smooth out during the dry months if used. I saw no tracks, foot or bike, in March.

Note, tends to be poison ivy on sides of trail, recommend pants or long socks while riding.

Contacts

Shared By:

Mike Anciaux with improvements by Ray Taylor and 2 others

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 15 votes

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Trail Rankings

#131

in California

#1,670

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Beginning of trail
Sep 12, 2023 near Blackhawk, CA
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Nov 28, 2021
Alex Rowland
Some brutal uphills getting out of the canyons but fun downhill, had great dirt and no poison oak right now.
Nov 15, 2020
Ahsan A.
May 10, 2020
W Rohrbs
14mi — 2h 07m
Nov 25, 2019
Bruce Barton
Oyster point with ken from my la serena
Sep 21, 2019
Eric Johnston
No downed trees, poison oak cut back along the entire trail.
Dec 8, 2018
W Rohrbs
Jun 16, 2018
Will Last
Sep 12, 2017
Leonardo Orozco
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