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You gotta hunt for stuff in the East Bay proper, but Nor Cal is your oyster...

China Camp State Park, San Rafael
Annadel State Park, Santa Rosa
Tamarancho, Fairfax
Boggs Mountain, Lake County
Rockville, Fairfield
Skyline Park, Napa
Skeggs Point, on the SF Pen.
Purisima Creek, also on the SF Pen.
Soquel Demonstration Forest, Santa Cruz
UCSC, Santa Cruz

All within a two hour drive from Berkeley.
 

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Quercus agrifolia said:
Uh...okay...

You gotta hunt for stuff in the East Bay proper, but Nor Cal is your oyster...

China Camp State Park, San Rafael
Annadel State Park, Santa Rosa
Tamarancho, Fairfax
Boggs Mountain, Lake County
Rockville, Fairfield
Skyline Park, Napa
Skeggs Point, on the SF Pen.
Purisima Creek, also on the SF Pen.
Soquel Demonstration Forest, Santa Cruz
UCSC, Santa Cruz

All within a two hour drive from Berkeley.
Those are the sweet spots. The Folsom/Auburn area also has alot of singletrack. If you wanted to make an all-day of mostly sweet singletrack, that's where I'd go. Rockville is just across the delta in Fairfield and much closer, but a much smaller park. It has lots of techy rock drop and climb play areas.

You forgot Mt. Diablo. There's not a huge amount of legal singletrack in comparison to the number of miles of fireroads but there are some good ones. Oyster Point in the SW corner of Mt. D is a fun 4-5 mile stretch but requires climbing some pretty strenuous fireroad climbs to access it. It's closer to home in the east bay than the list above.

You also forgot Briones. Once again, not alot of legal singletrack in proportion to the miles of fireroads but it is close to home and we likes it fine.

Del Valle in Livermore has about 5 miles of singletrack mixed in with fireroad.

Joaquin Miller in Oakland is almost all singletrack and legal to bikes. It has some fun short downhill stuff but there are alot of hikers and dogs to be careful of when riding there.

If you're willing to drive, come along to group rides in the area. If driving is a problem, we often carpool from the East Bay to other locations on the weekends.
 
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