Wednesday, February 14, 2018
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This ride celebrates the love for Mt Diablo on Valentine’s Day with a ride up to the junction ranger station on North Gate Rd. It continues up the mountain on Summit Rd to Diablo Valley Overlook at Juniper.
Meet up at Heather Farm Park
Exit park on San Carlos Dr to Los Lomas
Los Lomas to Walnut Ave
North Gate Rd to Mt Diablo State Park North Gate Entrance
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 Rd to Mt Diablo North Entrance to Arroyo del Cerro Ranch
North Gate Rd to the NW Park Boundary
North Gate Rd towards Burma Trailhead at 1000′
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 Rd to Diablo Ranch
North Gate winds up and around the switchbacks to the trail at Angel Kerley Rd
North Gate Rd to the Junction Ranger Station
Summit Rd up to Mt Diablo summit is 4.5 miles with an average grade of 7%. Summit Rd to Livermore Valley Overlook
Livermore Valley Overlook to Toyon Picnic Area
Steep 9-11% climb from Toyon Picnic Area to Grapevine Picnic Area
The road eases up from Grapevine Picnic Area to Juniper
Arrive at Diablo Valley Overlook-Enjoy the glorious views!
Climbing up Mt Diablo is one of my favorite local rides, you can turn around at any time or go full blast and head up to the summit. It’s a wonderful ride all around! Share the love-go Diablo!
43.52 Miles with 3691′ of elevation gain (from Martinez)
Max elevation: 2917′
Max grade: 12%
Terrain: Very hilly with steep climbs
Weather: Mostly sunny with partial clouds. Temps ranged from the mid 40’s to the mid 60’s with brisk N > W winds.
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Follow this route for today’s ride from Heather Farm Park: