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Briones Crest Trail

Intermediate
 4.0 (4)

A rolling trail with beautiful views and a few challenging ups and downs.


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Map Key

6.4

Miles

10.3

KM

87%

Runnable

1,432' 437 m

High

691' 211 m

Low

1,356' 413 m

Up

781' 238 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Unknown

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Runner Notes

A couple steep sections will get your heart pumping and your legs burning! Otherwise, a pretty pleasant run.

Description

This trail is often run as part of a loop in either direction, by connecting with the Seaborg Trail (formerly Homestead Valley Trail). Most of the trail is actually a wide fire road that circles the Bear Creek watershed.

As you run along the ridge tops, you'll be treated to some splendid views of the area. However, since this is built as a fire road and not a singletrack trail, the grade is often quite steep making it a challenge for bikers, runners, or even horses especially after it rains.

The views along the trail are beautiful, and if you find you need an excuse to stop and catch your breath, be sure to take the time to take in the sights. Several trails, such as Old Briones Road Trail, branch off to shorten the loop.

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Shared By:

Kristen Arendt

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  4.0 from 4 votes

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Southeast vista with winter fog.
Dec 21, 2019 near Lafayette, CA
Briones Crest.
Sep 22, 2016 near Lafayette, CA
Briones Crest view towards Mt. Diablo.
Sep 22, 2016 near Pleasan…, CA
Slender Clarkia (Clarkia gracilis).
Jul 23, 2019 near Lafayette, CA
Orange Bush Monkeyflower (Diplacus aurantiacus).
Jul 23, 2019 near Lafayette, CA

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