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Ride Chronicles: Mount Diablo-South Gate to the Summit 38 Miles

Ride Chronicles: Mount Diablo-South Gate to the Summit 38 Miles

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Published by Nancy Yu
This counterclockwise loop goes through the "hole int the fence" off Alameda Diablo to South Gate Rd. Climb 5.9 miles to the Junction Ranger Station and continue up Summit Rd to the summit. Enjoy the scenic panorama views!
This counterclockwise loop goes through the "hole int the fence" off Alameda Diablo to South Gate Rd. Climb 5.9 miles to the Junction Ranger Station and continue up Summit Rd to the summit. Enjoy the scenic panorama views!

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Published by: Nancy Yu on Aug 10, 2014
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Ride Chronicles: Mount Diablo-South Gate to the Summit

38 Miles with ~3900’ of elevation gain
Start Location > Heather Farm Park on San Carlos Dr in Walnut
Creek. Parking lots at the NE of the park has free parking with no
time restrictions. Water & restrooms are available next to the ball
fields. BART accessible via the Iron Horse and Canal Trails.
Mile Turn Direction Next
Turn
0.0 L Head north on San Carlos Dr 0.1
0.1 S Onto Iron Horse Trail 0.1
0.2 L Onto Contra Costa Canal Trail 0.6
0.8 L Onto Iron Horse Trail 2.0
2.8 L Onto sidewalk on Newell Ave 0.1
2.9 R exit sidewalk onto left turn lane on Newell Ave
2.9 L Broadway 1.0
3.9 R Rudgear Rd 0.1
4.0 L Danville Blvd 2.2
6.2 L Stone Valley Rd > rolling terrain 2.7
8.9 R Glenwood Ct
L STOP-OAK HILL PARK-Water & restrooms
R Glenwood Ct 0.1
9.0 R Stone Valley Rd 0.4
9.4 R Green Valley Rd 0.7
10.1 L Onto curb to multi-use path along Diablo Rd 0.6
10.7 L Calle Arroyo thru Diablo Country Club
> Obey the law and respect the community
0.7
11.4 S Becomes Club House Dr
11.4 L Alameda Diablo
> Obey the law and respect the community
0.7
12.1 R Onto dirt path to “hole in the fence”
12.1 L Mt Diablo Scenic Dr > CLIMB 0.3
12.4 S South Gate Rd-Mt Diablo South Gate Entrance
> CLIMB
2.7
15.1 STOP-SOUTH GATE STATION-Water available
Continue on South Gate Rd > CLIMB 3.1
18.2 L STOP-JUNCTION RANGER STATION
Water & Porta-potty

S Summit Rd > CLIMB 2.3
20.5 STOP-JUNIPER-Diablo Valley Overlook
ENJOY THE VIEWS!

Continue on Summit Rd > CLIMB 2.0
22.5 S Summit Rd “THE WALL” > STEEP CLIMB 0.2
22.7 STOP-MOUNT DIABLO SUMMIT
ENJOY THE VIEWS! Water & restrooms-snacks
& cold drinks available at Visitors Center

U Descend Summit Rd 4.5
27.2 R North Gate Rd 6.5
33.7 S Exit North Gate Entrance
S Continue on North Gate Rd 1.3
35.0 R Oak Grove Rd 0.1
35.1 L At traffic circle onto Walnut Ave
35.1 S Walnut Ave 1.0
36.1 L Las Lomas Way 0.3
36.4 R San Carlos Dr 1.3
37.7 L Into parking lot-Heather Farm-FINISH!
Ride Chronicles: http://yurides.wordpress.com/

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