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I'm headed to the east bay for a few days (Danville) and was wondering what the must ride trails are in the area. Looking for 2hr or so. Maybe dog friendly.
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Danville is kind of a funny spot. You have to drive a long way to get around the east bay hills in order to get to many east bay options for rides.

East Bay Regional Parks allow dogs off leash on most trails, but the riding there is almost all fire road. If you are OK with it not being too exciting in that regard, Las Trampas is right there at Danville. Mount Diablo is also very close but is a state park so no dogs on trails. Rockville isn't too far away by car and has techie single track, but dogs must be on leash there.

Aside from duration it might help if you indicated a preference for how technical the trails are, or how much climbing there will be, if there are good views, etc.
 

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I'm headed to the east bay for a few days (Danville) and was wondering what the must ride trails are in the area. Looking for 2hr or so. Maybe dog friendly.
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Must ride trails? only if your scratching off east bay parks on your life list. there's not really any epic single-track in the east bay to speak of beyond Joaquin Miller in Oakland but there are alot of epic views at the end of fire-road climbs.

Shell Ridge, Black Diamond mines and Mt Diablo are your closest bets. Strava might give you some hints on what a good route might be.
It should be a beautiful time of year to take in the views out there even if the riding isn't all that exciting.

Isn't there a bike park in Walnut Creek too?
 

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Danville is kind of a funny spot. You have to drive a long way to get around the east bay hills in order to get to many east bay options for rides.

East Bay Regional Parks allow dogs off leash on most trails, but the riding there is almost all fire road. If you are OK with it not being too exciting in that regard, Las Trampas is right there at Danville. Mount Diablo is also very close but is a state park so no dogs on trails. Rockville isn't too far away by car and has techie single track, but dogs must be on leash there.

Aside from duration it might help if you indicated a preference for how technical the trails are, or how much climbing there will be, if there are good views, etc.
Thanks for the info. We're just looking for decent rides. Fire road rides with the dog would be great. If there are some techie rides or rides with a bunch of climbing that would be a bonus. We'll check out Las Trampas trails, but whatever favorites rides you have from Livermore to Walnut Creek or west to Oakland it would be cool to get some beta on them.
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Las Trampas is somewhat interesting IMHO. Not a destination place, but you can certainly find good climbs, good views/scenery, not many people out there, and there's even a few cow trails you can explore (on foot of course)...
 

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Go to the East Bay Parks District web site for maps,Pleaston Ridge and Chabot.[/QUOTe

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Look up Strava rides in Pleasanton Ridge. Ride is a long fireroad climb (4-5 miles) to the top of the ridge. From there you drop on the other side where you'll ride 50-60% single track, back up to the ridge. The way back down to the parking lot can be fun. By no means world class trails, but more fun than staying home watching TV.
 

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Look up Strava rides in Pleasanton Ridge. Ride is a long fireroad climb (4-5 miles) to the top of the ridge. From there you drop on the other side where you'll ride 50-60% single track, back up to the ridge. The way back down to the parking lot can be fun. By no means world class trails, but more fun than staying home watching TV.
What's Strava?

Thx I'll check it out.
 

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Strava is an online site as well as an app that tracks your riding or running and can map out your route. It also allows for you to share it with other people. There is so much more to it, but it tracks your movement through GPS and tells you how far you rode, how long it took and if you put in your information it can tell you approx how many calories you burned lol
 
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