Mt Diablo: North Gate-Junction Ranger Station

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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North Gate Rd from the Mt Diablo State Park North Gate Entrance Station to the Junction Ranger Station is 6.5 miles with an average grade of 6%.

North Gate to Arroyo Del Cerro Ranch:

North Gate to Buckle Point:

The steepest section on North Gate Rd is about a quarter-mile stretch with 9-11% grades on the approach to the 1000′ elevation sign near Burma Road Trail to Camel Rock and a bit beyond.

North Gate to Diablo Ranch:

North Gate winding up and around the switchbacks to the trail at Angel Kerley Rd:

The last 0.7 mile to the Junction Ranger Station:

Water shortage notices:

Celebrate and enjoy the warm summer days with a short jaunt up Mt Diablo to the Junction. Who says you have to go to the summit every single time? The views are simply amazing!

Garmin Stats:
39 Miles with 2940′ of elevation gain-from Martinez
21.1 miles with ~2150′ of elevation gain-from Heather Farm

Max elevation: 2042′
Max grade: 11%
Terrain: Hilly

Weather: Overcast skies with scattered morning sprinkles and afternoon sun. Temps ranged from the low 60’s to the mid 80’s. SW winds with 73% humidity

Click here to view the interactive route map & elevation profile


Follow this route for today’s ride:


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