Old Briones Road Trail
ElevationAscent: 337' 103 m
Descent: -517' -158 m
High: 1,215' 370 m
Low: 701' 214 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)
Current trail conditions
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“Any run in Briones will go up, down or across this trail at some point.”— Kristen Arendt
From the north end, expect some roots and rock and a generally rough road until you reach the junction with the Spengler Trail. After passing through a gate, head to the right and climb gradually toward Briones Peak and the junction with Briones Crest Trail. At the ridge, be sure to look back for a view of the Sacramento River Delta.
After passing through another gate, you'll start on a long, winding descent into the Bear Creek Valley. The road flattens at the junction with the Valley Trail near some corrals. From here, the rest of the trail is relatively flat with a gate or two until you reach the Bear Creek Staging Area.
Land Manager: East Bay Regional Park District (CA)