Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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!
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%
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
Follow this route for today’s ride: