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Sycamore Grove Singletrack Sampler

Intermediate
 4.4 (7) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A fun mountain bike park in Livermore, Sycamore Grove is very popular with cyclists and hikers alike.


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6.8

Miles

11.0

KM

25%

Singletrack

903' 275 m

High

460' 140 m

Low

708' 216 m

Up

708' 216 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

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Family Friendly If not the best, then one of the best family-friendly mountain bike loops in the East Bay. With short climbs and two miles of easy singletrack, this will please everyone in the family.

Overview

Cattail Pond DH, part of Valley View Loop, and part of Harrier Trail are fun singletrack trails. If you're looking for technical singletrack, check out Brushy Peak Main Loop also in Livermore. Otherwise, if you're looking for mellow singletrack, Sycamore Grove Singletrack Sampler is perfect for you.

Description

From the parking lot, take the Arroyo del Valle Regional Trail paved trail for 0.1 miles. Then, turn onto Winery Loop. Continue straight on the flat and crowded fire road for around 0.8 miles. Soon, there will be a steep hill on the left. Pedal up this and continue on Wagon Road Loop. You'll notice the crowds disappearing and will pass by only a few people, even on busy weekends.

At the next fork, continue straight on Meadowlark Loop Trail for an easy climb. Proceed straight to Cattail Pond and turn on Cattail Pond Loop. Make sure to climb up the fire road (wide) instead of the singletrack (narrow), the singletrack is more fun and harder of a climb. Once you get to the top of the hill, turn left to get to a viewpoint. Enjoy the view, and then turn around and head straight toward the singletrack. Take a left and experience a few minutes of fast and smooth Cattail Pond DH.

At the bottom, turn right, then straight onto Wagon Road Loop again. Continue on it, until you get to a fork with Valley View Loop. At this point, climb the steep hill (kids may have to walk their bikes) and enjoy more singletrack at the top. Make sure you don't miss the connector on the left, though! It is unmarked, but leads to Harrier Trail, a marked singletrack.

Go past the gate and follow the trail straight. There will be a fork. Take the trail straight, and it will drop down and turn to the left. You'll then get to an extremely quiet bench. Then, head straight and take a left turn to get back at the short fork. Pass through the gate once again, and turn right to go down a fast and bumpy singletrack.

At the bottom, turn right on Wagon Road Loop once again. Follow this to Walnut Trail. Take Walnut Trail and connect to Wagon Road Loop. Then, head back to the car on the trails taken from the start.

Contacts

Shared By:

Brady L with improvements by Will Mullen

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 7 votes

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  4.4 from 7 votes
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Photos

You'll probably walk this.
Mar 14, 2021 near Livermore, CA
Valley View viewpoint
Jun 21, 2020 near Livermore, CA
Back side of the Cattail Pond Loop.
Aug 22, 2020 near Livermore, CA
The poppies were out at Upper Sycamore Grove Park
Jun 21, 2020 near Livermore, CA
Peak of Sycamore Grove trail... great 360 views of valley.
May 16, 2021 near Livermore, CA
Alternative trail up to the top of Cattail Pond Trail - Nice and green in April!
Aug 22, 2020 near Livermore, CA

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May 15, 2021
Clay Tingley
Excellent Easy with Intermediate mixed in. Great views from top...but a huge hill to get to the peak. Options to fork to easier or steeper climbs. 4mi — 0h 55m
Apr 9, 2021
Frank Maker
1h 30m
Mar 14, 2021
Jen Houseman
Fun, great places for beginners to learn and bikers of all experiences to have some fun. Non technical and the downhills seem quite long 9.2mi
Jan 16, 2021
Rodo Fouroheight
6.9mi — 2h 00m
Aug 11, 2020
Ryan Quadri
Aug 9, 2020
Oliver Barnes
7.9mi — 0h 44m