Joaquin Miller Park Standard XC Loop
ElevationAscent: 678' 207 m
Descent: -740' -226 m
High: 1,435' 437 m
Low: 756' 230 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)
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“An enjoyable mix of cross country (and cyclocross-friendly) terrain.”— Jason Van Den Eng
Watch for children, families, hikers, joggers, and other riders. Dogs are only allowed ON LEASH here, but many owners disregard this rule, so be ready. It is VERY busy here on the weekends so ring your bell and plan to share/yield often.
Make the sharp left onto Sequoia Bayview Trail and get ready to share the trail with lots of hikers, joggers, and dogs (often off-leash even though it is unlawful). Stay on Sequoia Bayview Trail as it winds around and eventually deposits you out onto the pavement near some restrooms just above the horse arena. Take the pavement (past the yellow gate) all the way until the Big Trees parking area on Skyline Blvd. Open up your suspension because here begins the descent.
Drop into Big Trees Trail and follow it until it ends at another Skyline Blvd parking/staging area. Make the right turn onto Sequoia Bayview Trail for only a moment before taking the hairpin left turn at the wooden fence onto Palos Colorados Trail. Watch for the optional—but highly recommended—left uphill split for a little extra flow. After it ends, take the left onto Sunset Trail back through the meadow, and take the wooden footbridge on the left to Sinawik Trail, which will take you all the way back to The Lookout.
From here, you'll drop Bishops Walk and descend back down to the parking on Joaquin Miller Road.
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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed
Land Manager: City of Oakland - Joaquin Miller Park