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Fernandez Ranch Loop with Vista Point

Intermediate
 4.3 (12) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Excellent loop for beginner or intermediate level riders.


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Map Key

6.3

Miles

10.1

KM

70%

Singletrack

766' 234 m

High

269' 82 m

Low

847' 258 m

Up

848' 258 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

Family Friendly Took my 12 year old daughter. Some walking and tight switchbacks for beginners, but fun and do-able.

Overview

This loop will take you on one of the few trails in the East Bay with bicycle-legal singletrack. The park also allows off-leash dogs under voice control so bring along Fido to run with you while you ride.

Need to Know

No parking fees. To ride the stretch of fire road that passes through the EBMUD Pinole Valley Watershed a cycling permit must be purchased, either online or at their office off San Pablo Road.

Pit toilet at the trailhead. No potable water on site!

Description

The loop is a mix of mostly singletrack with some fire roads. Some sections of trail are in full sun whereas the trails that pass through the forest will offer good shade. This property is an active cattle ranch. Please close all gates after passing through. Keep dogs under control and avoid spooking the cattle. These trails have no difficult features but some of the climbs and descents are moderately steep.

Contacts

Shared By:

Yvette Skinner with improvements by J Steinmeister

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  4.3 from 12 votes

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Well groomed, gently sloping singletrack!
May 24, 2018 near Crockett, CA
Ridgetop rest area - nice views
Nov 2, 2018 near Crockett, CA
Beautifully designed, well maintained, dog friendly riding
May 24, 2018 near Crockett, CA
smooth singletrack through the trees
Sep 8, 2018 near Crockett, CA
Great views of Suison Bay and the surrounding hills
May 24, 2018 near Crockett, CA

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Feb 10, 2021
Mike Dahlquist
Aug 16, 2020
Peter Henderson
Most of the climb is at the start in the sun, then a mix of lovely oak shaded sections and sun. Great ride with a couple of 11-year-olds. 5mi — 2h 00m
Jun 26, 2020
Rob G
Jun 26, 2020
Gregory Taylor
Jun 20, 2020
Noel Ramos
Jan 20, 2020
Neda Othman
Oct 6, 2019
Daniele Tessaro
Sep 7, 2019
Joshua McCasland
Nice ride. Poorly marked trails so it's a bit confusing to know exactly where you are. Everything is in pretty good condition