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Ridgeline Trail

Intermediate

Trail

5.3 mile 8.6 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 982' 299 m
Descent: -420' -128 m
High: 1,511' 460 m
Low: 643' 196 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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Trail shared by Mike Anciaux

Fire road that follows the ridge about 1200ft above Pleasanton.

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Description

Access the trail by climbing either from Sunol (up the Thermalito Trail) or from the Foothill Staging Area on Foothill Road on the Woodland Trail. Either way, it is a bit of a climb (800 ft or so). The Ridgeline Trail is an up and down fire road with little shade but great views to the West and the East (Mt Diablo and Morgan Territory).

There are many informal single tracks that criss-cross the road but generally follow the same route (almost all are illegal). The trail is mostly in Pleasanton Ridge (East Bay Regional Parks) but does briefly go through the Augustine Bernal Park (City of Pleasanton). Just after passing through the Augustine Bernal Park, there is a legal singletrack on the right where the East Bay Regional Parks District converted a wide fire road into a 4ft wide trail. They are hoping to do more of these conversions over the coming years.

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Pleasanton Ridge - Ridgeline trail 1/2 and black angus
Feb 5, 2018 near Pleasanton, CA
The Ridgeline Trail has an "on top of the world" feeling
Sep 18, 2015 near Pleasanton, CA
Ridgeline Trail is gorgeous in the winter months
Jan 31, 2019 near Pleasanton, CA
Ridgeline Trail.
Jul 14, 2018 near Pleasanton, CA
Ridge view on Pleasanton Ridge
Feb 6, 2020 near Pleasanton, CA
Awesome views from the Ridgeline Trail
Sep 18, 2015 near Pleasanton, CA

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