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Briones Crest Trail

Intermediate
 2.7 (6)

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

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

Trail Ratings

  2.7 from 6 votes

#29208

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  2.7 from 6 votes
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Trail Rankings

#2,687

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#29,208

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Photos

Briones peak
Apr 29, 2021 near Lafayette, CA
Briones peak view
Aug 1, 2020 near Lafayette, CA
Sunset at bench ride trail
May 4, 2014 near Lafayette, CA
View
Apr 30, 2021 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

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Jun 27, 2021
Mike Dahlquist
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