ElevationAscent: 1,222' 373 m
Descent: -1,222' -372 m
High: 2,085' 635 m
Low: 1,367' 417 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 31% (17°)
Popular rides nearby
Around Round Valley
7.6 mi 12.2 km • Loop • 474 ft Ascent 144.58 m Ascent
Brushy Peak Bigger Loop
6.6 mi 10.7 km • Loop • 1,330 ft Ascent 405.27 m Ascent
Las Trampas Madrone Loop
7.4 mi 11.9 km • Loop • 1,317 ft Ascent 401.46 m Ascent
Old Borges Ranch Double Loop
6.5 mi 10.4 km • Loop • 756 ft Ascent 230.58 m Ascent
7.8 mi 12.6 km • Loop • 1,339 ft Ascent 408.11 m Ascent
Joaquin Miller Park Standard XC Loop
5.9 mi 9.5 km • Point to Point • 678 ft Ascent 206.75 m Ascent
“Half the adventure--and half the day--is getting there.”— Bob Gardner
Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown
Need to Know
From the trailhead, the Volvon Trail passes through a gate then merges with the road coming from the end of the large parking area. Over the hill it merges with a gravel road and at the next trail junction, keep left to stay on Volvon then a quick right to start the Blue Oak Trail.
Blue Oak Trail is an easy roll running parallel to Volvon and can be used as a shorter beginner loop returning on the Volvon Trail.
Turn right on the Volvon Trail for this ride then a quick right near the outhouse to start the Valley View Trail which quickly descends to the junction with the Manzanita Trail. Keep left where the trail descends steeply into a gully. First-timers may want to walk this section since it's somewhat blind and tree branches and other debris often litter the trail. Climbing back up the ridge you get the views to the east that this trail promises. One last steep pitch (push) reconnects with the Volvon Loop which circles the northern extent of Bob Walker Ridge then connects to the Eagle Trail near a fenced-in spring.
Eagle is a short climb to the junction with Highland Ridge Tr which offers a smooth, swooping, steep descent to the junction with Stone Corral Trail. The lower section of Stone Corral follow a creek and one of the few areas that is shaded. It doesn't last as Stone Corral heads back up the ridge, steeply in spots, to make up elevation lost coming down Highland Ridge.
At the top is the Volvon Loop Trail which merges with Volvon Trail for the backtrack ride to the trailhead.
Land Manager: East Bay Regional Park District (CA)