“A ranch road connecting Briones Crest Trail with Abrigo Valley Trail.”
— Bob Gardner
Expect a quick descent from Briones Crest Trail
near Mott Peak on a smooth ranch road. The upper ridge is open grassland with views to the west then enters a wooded gully past Black Oak Trail
The trail joins Abrigo Valley Trail
near the Maud Whalen campground with a steady climb returning eastward. Grazing cows can rough up the trail during wet weather.