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Lime Ridge

Average Rating:    (4.25 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 24

This area was made by a bunch of insane BMXers who love very big jumps. The main trail that I like is located at the top of the ridge . There are several ways to get to ridge, but the top is right next to some radio transformers. This track is not very long but is very quick with many switchbacks, and HUGE!!! jumps. Once you have completed the top section stay to the left and go by the water tower. This bottom section of the trail is almost as fun as the top. If you take all the jumps, you should consider youself crazy , if you take a few of the smaller ones I would rate this as a short intermediate trail. Especially good if you only have a couple hours to spare
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Latitude
37.93384066937577
Longitude
-121.99553489685059
Trail Directions
Take the Ygnacio Valley exit (and head east).( If you have ever been to the Concord Pavillion you pass it on the way). Go out Ygnacio Valley for maybe 10 miles. You will eventually climb a large hill, and once you begin to level out, or round the Mountain, Lime Ridge will be on your right ( It is right after the signal). Iwould recomend you take a left at the single and park down the side street There is no clear entry , but you will see a small trail head a little after the signal on the right side of the road
Trail Length
varying lengths 1-2 miles at most
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Walnut Creek
   


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Review Date
July 4, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: ziggler ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Yes I've only ridden it once but from now on it's my go to trail. The singletrack is awesome. I couldn't find any jumps but I'll be looking next time I go. The route I took was a constant climb until I got to the water tower then it was the funnest singletrack I've been on. Just cool switchbacks and tight turns. The area isn't that big so exploring it shouldn't take too long but it was 95 degrees out so I just wanted to go home. I loved it out there. I'll be going back for sure.

Recommended Route:
I entered at Ygnacio and Cowell. I took the trail head up and made my first left. I followed it down to a uphill singletrack. After wearing my self out I saw a very steep uphill trail. I followed that up to the water tower. At the water tower I took the singletrack right next to it and I came out right back where I started.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Castle Rock



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Review Date
January 18, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: zace ,  Downhiller

Summary:
the whole area is generally a great place for many types of biking. the jumps are pretty tight but the things i noticed most about the trail is the diversity. i saw a bunch a drops near the top, jumps all over, and a great loop trail around the top area near the radio tower.
I very much recommend that you take it from the radio tower at the top and then make your way exploring on the hills it is overall a terrific ride but wouldn't recommend group ride cause of the single track and sometimes the huge climbs

Recommended Route:
i live very near the area so i say take ygnacio to chystal ranch and then hop a couple fences to the radio tower

Other recommended trails in the same area:
the whole ridge line for some fire road riding



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Review Date
December 6, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Horatio Sanz ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The effects of the quarry are still seen today. There is great terrain right now, but even better if you bring a shovel. Word on the street is that some "people" are going to build up the area right above boundary oaks golf course with some table tops, ladders, and other goodies. But nothing until x-mas break.

Recommended Route:
Go to boundary oaks golf course. In the driving range parking lot is the enterance for the poliece shooting range. Just ride up there and you're in hucking and drops country. I hear there might be some ladders being built soon.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Shell ridge is cool. But only if you know where to go. Castle rock park is better. Also, most people don't know about Mt. Diablo itself. Ride 2 miles past the ranger gate on North Gate road and find some cool trails.



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Review Date
December 6, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Horatio Sanz ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The effects of the quarry are still seen today. There is great terrain right now, but even better if you bring a shovel. Word on the street is that some "people" are going to build up the area right above boundary oaks golf course with some table tops, ladders, and other goodies. But nothing until x-mas break.

Recommended Route:
Go to boundary oaks golf course. In the driving range parking lot is the enterance for the poliece shooting range. Just ride up there and you're in hucking and drops country. I hear there might be some ladders being built soon.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Shell ridge is cool. But only if you know where to go. Castle rock park is better. Also, most people don't know about Mt. Diablo itself. Ride 2 miles past the ranger gate on North Gate road and find some cool trails.



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Review Date
June 26, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: East Bay Rich , from duh...

Summary:
The trail is hard to see right now due to the high weeds (06/26/03). The trail gets overgrown in some areas. Lotsa ups and downs, and a few berms. Ton of fun. Haven't done Mach 5 yet. Did two laps in little over an hour. There are a few large cliff drops along the way up the trail. Gotta see if they're do-able. I did notice tire tracks at the bottom of the drops...

Recommended Route:
Start at the trailhead at Cowell Rd. and Ygnacio Valley Rd. Bike up to the old rusted water tower to get to what my friend calls "RollerCoaster". Ride up the fire road, take the first left, take the first single track right, and follow it up to the water tower. 15-25 minute climb depending on your bike setup and your ascending skills. FUN singletrack.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
4 stars because it gets muddy in the winter and weedy in the summer.



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