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Briones Crest Trail

Intermediate
 2.6 (5)

You'll love the views - maybe not the ride.


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Map Key

6.4

Miles

10.3

KM

Doubletrack

1,432' 437 m

High

691' 211 m

Low

1,356' 413 m

Up

781' 238 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Description

This trail is often ridden as a loop, in either direction, by connecting with the Seaborg Trail (formerly Homestead Valley Trail). Most of the "trail" is a fire road that circles the Bear Creek watershed along the ridge tops. As a fire road, not a "trail", it often rises and falls too steeply to be comfortable for bikers, hikers or even horses especially after it rains. The views are great and a good excuse to stop and catch your breath at the top of peaks. Several trails, such as Old Briones Road Trail, branch off to shorten the loop.

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Shared By:

Bob Gardner

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  2.6 from 5 votes

#26440

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  2.6 from 5 votes
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#2,502

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#26,440

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Photos

Briones peak view
Aug 1, 2020 near Lafayette, CA
Sunset at bench ride trail
May 4, 2014 near Lafayette, CA
Briones Crest view towards Mt. Diablo.
Nov 21, 2015 near Pleasan…, CA
The view towards Delta. Briones could be a crown jewel of East Bay parks but lacks a people-friendly trail system.
Nov 21, 2015 near Pleasan…, CA
Shady section of Briones Crest Trail.
Nov 21, 2015 near Lafayette, CA
Briones Crest "Trail" section is an example of poor trail and land management. This eroded section should be restored and rerouted and is one of too many examples.
Nov 21, 2015 near Lafayette, CA

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May 27, 2018
Haiyan Jia
The 1st mile was very narrow with bushes on both sides. 8.8mi
Sep 24, 2017
Artie Chang
Sep 4, 2017
Chris Pimentel