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Mt Diablo Summit Run + ADD NEW ROUTE


64   in California California21 Miles

By brsmits
on June 26, 2013

3.0out of 5

1 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

START
Mount Diablo State Park North Gate Entrance Station
North Gate Road
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

MIDDLE
Upper Parking Lot
Summit Road

END
Intersection of Mount Diablo Scenic Blvd and Southgate Road in Danville, CA 94506

Scenery

The Mount Diablo Summit is a beautiful view that takes you up ~3800 feet and offers an astonishing view of the San Francisco Bay Area and central valley. On a clear day you can see the Sierras to the east and the Golden Gate Bridge to the West. As you ride up will quickly pass through small hills to a quick climb up short technical turns through light trees and golden grass.

Road Quality

You will encounter several 25 mph turns on this ride, and even a few 15 mph corners. Be careful because the altitude change is very rapid and they are almost never banked for your convenience.

Roadside Amenities

At the summit there is a visitor center that gives you an elevated look about the Bay Area. They have a nice little 20 min movie describing the park and some of the Geology surrounding it. There are no restaurants or gas along the route, but within 5 minutes ride from either gate you can find gas and food. I suggest Rocco's Ristorante Pizzeria in the first shopping center you pass coming out of the North Gate. There is camping aloud on the Mountain, it's best to talk to a Ranger if you want to look into that.

Additional Info

This is a state park, it'll cost you $10 for the ride. Do some laps if you want, it's fun in either direction.

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By SupermotoD
on February 16, 2014 0 out of 1 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make KTM 950 SMR

Motorcycle Type Other

Nice road but,Only 11 miles and 20mph speed limit,Lot of bike traffic and some sightseers And 10.00 dollars entry!

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