Home  >>Trails >> United States Trails >>California >>Bay Area >>

Lat: Lng:

Morgan territory

Average Rating:    (3.38 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 8

Mainly fireroads. Trail surface is clay. You will encounter other users as this is a series of multi-use trails. You will encounter cows. Hence the trail surface is rutted and rough.
discuss this trail in the California - Norcal forum >>
post pictures of this trail >>
search for trail pictures >>

This trail doesn't have any Longitude and Latitude data for the map. Participate and drag the red marker to the correct location.
Enter a Starting Point (City, State, or Landmark)


[X]Cancel
Latitude
37.81781906766782
Longitude
-121.7958927154541
Trail Directions
From I-580 in Livermore take N. Livermore Ave north. You wll head west at a hard left hand turn. About 1.5 miles up the road you will come to Morgan Territory Rd. on the right. Turn here. After a mile or so the road turns to ONE LANE. Continue for just under 5 miles up this twisty road to the tarilhead parking lot.
Trail Length
Upto 20 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Fire Roads
City/County
Livermore
Web Address
   


Sort Reviews by:  Latest Review | Best Rating
Reviews 1 - 5 (8 Reviews Total) View All | Next 5

Review Date
November 13, 2011

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: Steel Freak ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Smooth not technical clay fire roads. Good place for a recovery ride of a begenner MTB ride. Scenic and lots of wildlife Deers Etc. The one lane road up to the trail head can be dangerous to drive however local residents seen to drive cautiously.


Recommended Route:
At the Morgen Territory Staging Area on Morgen Terr Rd.



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.

Review Date
August 20, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: giusepi ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I rode this trail for the first time on 8/19/07. And it was also the first time i've ridden a full suspension mtb. I had a blast, went with my brother and girlfriend so the ride was chill, except for the short but steep uphills. The clay surface was mainly in good order except for the areas where the dust accumlates and feels like sand. There are great views and the trailhead has 2 bathrooms and running water outside them. We did the Volvon loop which took our noob asses just about 1 hour to complete. Ill be going back there soon to check out the other trails.



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.

Review Date
October 8, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: remsen ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I rode in the Morgan Territory for the first time on Friday (October 7) and the reviews here are pretty accurate, but since I rode after a long summer, my experience with the trails is a bit different from other reviewers'. First, though, I have to point out that when it says that the road to Morgan Territory is one lane, it means one lane total, not one lane in each direction. Getting to Morgan Territory is a bit of a challenge.

As for the trail, when I rode the weather was as it had been all summer here-warm (low 80s at 10 am), sunny and dry. I rode the recommended Volvon Loop/Blue Oak trails and the trail conditions were very good. No serious ruts or other blemishes on the trail (though a bit sandy in places). It's a very smooth and wide trail (it's all fire roads). I think that the park district goes in after the rainy season ends and smooths out the trails, so the reports of the trail being rutted probably will apply again when the rains come back.

While there are no long or steep climbs on the trail I rode, there is definitely a bit of up and down elevation change. Nothing serious, like Mt Diablo, but if you're planning to go out with the expectation that you won't be doing some climbing you're going to be surprised. Overall, though, it's a great place to have a sedate ride with lots of great scenery. The views of Mt Diablo and the valley are spectacular and because it's so difficult to get to, you will likely have the area to yourself.

Don't assume that one of the draws to this area is the green fields in the spring...late summer/early fall has its upside if you like big golden fields and oak trees.

One other thing...this area is still cattle grazing country. I had a little incident with a couple of cows with their calves. As I was at the mid point on the Volvon Loop part of the trail, I saw some cows and calves grazing next to the trail and thought it would make for a nice picture. I cruised up towards them and it clearly was pissing off the cows (likely because of the perceived threat to their calves). Rather than get some distance from me, the cows came towards me. I hopped off my bike to take a picture and one of the cows charged me. It may sound funny, but when you see 1,000+ lbs of live hamburger moving at a good clip in your direction, you suddenly realize that they don't need horns or sharp teeth to do damage.

Recommended Route:
Blue Oak to Volvon Loop and back down Volvon Trail



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.

Review Date
February 10, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: flyinwolf269 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail is an awesome place to take a beginning rider, the climbs are short and most are easy, great views, not too technical when muddy, I'm sure it will be smooth when dry. Downsides? Lot's of pockets of deep mud, the bull gets a little mad when you get too close to a calf(had to walk through the middle of the pasture to calm him down)Also grab a map at the start and learn how to read it, I went right at a cow when I was supposed to go left, very fun technical singletrack descent only to come across a dead end gate. 3 mile steep muddy climb back to intersection where the rangers informed me I was on an illegal trail. They let me go when I explained the situation, but they didn't have too. Downhill riders should stay away, descents are short and end in climbs. If you like long climbs, the western face of mt. Diablo would be better, If you want to bring your significant other on a bike ride this is a great place to go, bring a camera, slow down and enjoy. dificulty of 2 when muddy, probably .5 when dry. I give it a 4 overall because of the great views.

Recommended Route:
Volvon Loop, ride Blue Oak Trail out, and Volvon Trail back, Valley view trail is a great side trip (turn right at gate just before start of Volvon Loop Trail. Don't descend Miwok trail unless you have a map of the next park over, STEEP climb back up.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Grab the Yellow Pages, go to the closest LBS and ask, not too much in this immediate area, but there's something for everyone within a 50 mile radius



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.

Review Date
September 17, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: bugler74 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Very non-technical, but if you are into wildlife and great views its worth your while. If your into risks, the single tracks are technical and challenging. I ride there a few times a week, and have been for a few months. I have never seen a ranger their after 5pm.

Recommended Route:
For a fast 10 mile sprint with great views, take the blue oak trail around to the volvon loop. After completing the loop go down stone corral, or take primrose back to the trail head.



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.
Reviews 1 - 5 (8 Reviews Total) View All | Next 5
 


Shimano PRO:

PRO Vanderham DH Riser Bar
$44.95
$80.00
Cambriabike.com


Nema:

Podium Long Sleeve Jersey
$12.98
$55
Price Point