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4 out of 5 Rider Rating 4
4 Reviews

Castro Valley to Berkeley

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By speedee911 (5 McR Points) on Mar 27, 2012

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mchilese
January 7, 2016
The twisties and scenery really make you forget…
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cerber717
2 McR Points
October 18, 2014
Very beautiful route, Mix of slow and medium…
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Written Directions

Take Redwood Rd. exit on I-580 in Castro Valley and head north. Follow Redwood rd. for 10 miles until you reach Pinehurst Rd., take a right on Pinehurst rd and follow Pinehurst for another 7 miles, at which point Pinehurst turns into Skyline Blvd. Ride on Skyline for 2 miles until you reach Grizzly Peak Blvd., make a right onto Grizzly Peak. Ride on Grizzly Peak for about 5 miles until you reach Centennial Drive, where you can park.

Scenery

O.K. views on the beginning part of route, Redwood Rd. Amazing views at destination, in Berkeley. Trip takes you right above UC Berkeley. San Francisco, Bay Bridge, Golden Gate Bridge can all be seen.

Drive Enjoyment

Route has lots of turns and twisties, as well as elevation changes. Road surface can be bad in some areas, but OK overall. Gravel/oil rarely seen, but always keep an eye out.

Tourism Opportunities

Route not long enough to consider amenities. Do it for the ride and spectacular views.

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Castro Valley to Berkeley
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mchilese
January 7, 2016
0 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
The twisties and scenery really make you forget where you are and take you away from those awful, crowded highways. Luckily I live in Hayward, and it's a great way to get to Berkeley for lunch. I'll definitely be a regular on it.
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cerber717
October 18, 2014
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Very beautiful route, Mix of slow and medium speed corners. In some places the rode get very narrow, in some corners there is sand and small rocks from the cliffs so you have to pay attention. will recommend to anyone but riders that just got their DL.
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jeh1n
February 19, 2018
0 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Enduro
I definitely enjoyed Redwood Rd and Pinehurst Rd, very scenic and very little traffic, specially on Redwood Rd since it is closed just north of Castro Valley due to repair work on a very small section (I did not have any trouble getting through a few obstacles through the closed section on my GS650). The rest of the route has some gorgeous view of the Bay, but a bit too much traffic for my taste. I plan to go back and explore more back roads east of Pinehurst.
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