South Fork/Tolman Peak Loop
ElevationAscent: 884' 269 m
Descent: -884' -269 m
High: 1,054' 321 m
Low: 196' 60 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 35% (19°)
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“This combines dirt road and trail going up the back of the peak and finishing down a steeper grade back to the fork.”— Andrew Soldavini
You'll have to go through a few cattle gates, and the day I went there were a lot of cows and calves on the trail. A couple of the calves were spooked, and the mothers did not appreciate this. A couple of times I had to wait for a comfortable route around them.
The trail continues onto the peak with another dirt road up to the gate/border of the regional park. This section of the Tolman Peak Trail is a short out-and-back, so if you take that trail, you'll have to turn back at the park boundary.
The descent on Tolman Peak Trail felt pretty steep, but the trail is wider. At the base, you'll get back onto the High Ridge Loop Trail and continue back to where you started.
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Land Manager: East Bay Regional Park District