Flat Valley Run to Blackhawk Plaza

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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This gentle flat-rolling urban out and back route heads south on the Contra Costa Canal and Iron Horse Trails into Walnut Creek and continues through San Ramon Valley and Sycamore Valley for a Starbucks stop at Blackhawk Plaza in Danville.

Martinez city streets to Pleasant Hill:

Contra Costa Canal Trail and Iron Horse Trail into Walnut Creek:

S Broadway and Rudgear to Danville Blvd; roll along San Ramon Valley through Alamo and Danville:

Danville city streets-Front St and Hartz Way to Laurel and Brookside Dr:

Flat roll along Sycamore Valley on Sycamore Valley Rd and Camino Tassajara:

Blackhawk Plaza:

Reverse route through Sycamore Valley & San Ramon Valley:

Iron Horse Trail back to Contra Costa Canal Trail:

Morello Ave to Hidden Lakes Park and Hidden Valley Park:

Center to Glacier and Arnold Dr to Fig Tree Ln:

This is a great lazy autumn day coffee/tea run; it’s nice to see the remaining pockets of fall colors throughout this ride. In other areas, the fallen leaves of red and gold is a gentle reminder of nature’s preparation for winter.

Garmin Stats:
43.67 Miles with 1217′ of elevation gain
Max elevation: 541′
Max grade: 5%
Terrain: Flat-rolling

Weather: Cloudy skies with cool temps ranging from the low 50’s to the high 50’s. SE winds with 88% humidity.

View the interactive RGPS route map & profile

Blackhawk Plaza

Follow this route for today’s ride:

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