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LOCAL RIDES: High on Mount Diablo

Posted by Oakland H-D Contributor on Jun 17, 2020 11:00:00 AM

You'll go from the straight and narrow to the steep and challenging on this loop. After a nice jaunt through golden hills and ranch country, you'll pass Mount Diablo, the tallest peak in the Bay Area. The loop will take you around the north peak and into Mount Diablo State Park. On a clear day, head to the observatory deck, where you can pick out Yosemite's Half Dome among the snow-capped peaks of the Sierras to the east.

Mount Diablo


Start I-580 (east) @ Livermore Ave., Livermore, CA  
East I-580 (east) 2.6
Right off ramp Vasco Rd. (north) 15.0
Left Camino Diablo (in Brentwood) 3.5
Straight Marsh Creek Rd. 13.6
Straight Clayton Rd. 2.5
Left Ygnacio Valley Rd. (in Concord) 4.1
Left Oak Grove Rd. (in Walnut Creek) 1.1
Left N. Gate Rd. 7.9
Bear Right Summit Rd. > Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd 6.6
Left Blackhawk Rd. 3.5
Left Camino Tassajara  4.5
Left Highland Rd. 4.7
Left Manning Rd.  1.4
Right Livermore Ave. 3.6
Finish Livermore Ave. @ I-580, Livermore, CA  


Warnings: Gas is sparse in areas, so fuel up before starting the loop. Ranchland hills can get arid in the summer and fall, so remember to follow Smokey the Bear's advice. On Mount Diablo, the roads aren't always well paved and teem with tight turns, steep inclines and bicyclists on the road.

Suggested Stops: Over 90 historic, artistically inspired automobiles conceived by the world's leading designers are on display at the Blackhawk Automotive Museum in Danville. Most of these works of art are one-of-a-kind "rolling sculptures." The constantly changing exhibit features everything from racing cars to Rolls Royces.

Suggested Restaurants:

Zachary's Pizza
Chicago deep dish at its finest
3116 Crow Canyon Pl., San Ramon, CA 
(925) 244-1222

Click Here to See the Ride on the H-D Ride Planner.

Click here to download the GPX file.

This ride route was a great suggestion created with a company called MadMaps. Stop by Oakland Harley-Davidson and pick up a MADMAP today.

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