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Pleasanton Ridge

Average Rating:    (3.75 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

Mostly fireroad types of trails. You start with a pretty long climb, Not to steep and then a pretty cool decent. There is a pretty nice 6 mile loop or you can head north into Bernal park to make up to a 15 mile loop. Some technical switchback. Nothing that a decent beginner/intermediate pilot can't handle
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Latitude
37.646315654918126
Longitude
-121.9101333618164
Trail Directions
From Northbound or Southbound Hwy 680, Take the Sunol blvd/Castlewood dr. exit and go east. Turn right on Castlewood dr. and go to the stopsign. Turn left at the stopsign onto Foothill blvd. Go approx. 1 mile. Pleasanton Ridge park is on the right. There is plenty of parking.
Trail Length
5 to 15 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Pleasanton
   


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
June 8, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Justin , from Manteca, CA

Summary:
The trails were fun intermediate stuff. Lots of climbing. But that means lots of downhill too...:-)
There were a number of hikers and a handfull of bikers out, but by no means congested. The trails also had a bit of weather damage from draining water and such, pretty bumpy...

Recommended Route:
Starting at the Oak Tree Staging area on Foothill Rd. we followed the fire road up oak tree trail. At the first fork we were told by some hikers that the best route is to stay left and follow oak tree to theramlito trail. So we stayed left and followed oak tree, however we opted to head up ridgeline trail. We followed that to marker 16 then caught the fire road to marker 15, this connected us to thermalito. Ridgeline was to tough. Beautiful, just too much climbing. Thermalito was great. Followed that to marker 20 and turned around anxious to hit the downhill. Thermalito had its share of ups and downs, just not to the extent of Ridgeline. These were much more enjoyable.



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Review Date
April 25, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: gt , from p-town

Summary:
the fire-raod begining isn't too steep. and the beginning is the hardest part. if you follow the fence the trail gets hard. the trail is for every skill level. if you just want a fairly easy ride this is the trail. but it is still easy to kill yourself if thats what your into. go on the trail that follows the fence, itis the hardest one.

Recommended Route:
cool trail,a little short



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Review Date
May 4, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: CHAZ , from COLORADO

Summary:
Miss this ride .. P-TOWN ridge was a joy to ride. Miss seeing the people I used to ride with, the switch backs the feel of the place ,nice mellow ride..a sleepy ride, but nice...PEACE



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Review Date
July 31, 1999

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Steve Peltier , from Pleasanton (then) Houston (now)

Summary:
I used to ride this trail all the time since it was an easy jaunt from home. Going up Longpoint gets the uphill done with faster and blasts the legs good as well. I grew to like it. There's singletrack if you want to steal it but not a lot. I would usually take the fireroad back east along the ridge where you can get some blazing speed relatively uniterupted. If you descent the Longpoint route, it's steeper but, in my opinion, not quite as "flowing". Anyway, a great trail to hit in the evening if you live in P-town, I'm now in Houston (flat town) and miss it dearly. Although Utah is even better...

Recommended Route:
I usually go up longpoint or whatever it's called since the downhill is longer going along the ridge towards the park entrance. It's faster as well.



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