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4 out of 5 Rider Rating 4
2 Reviews

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By brsmits (5 McR Points) on Jun 25, 2013

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SupermotoD
34 McR Points
February 16, 2014
Nice road but,Only 11 miles and 20mph speed limit…
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trstark66
20 McR Points
May 16, 2021
Rode from Livermore to the peak of Mt Diablo…
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Written Directions

STARTMount 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.

Drive Enjoyment

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.

Tourism Opportunities

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.

Motorcycle Road 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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SupermotoD
February 16, 2014
34 McR Points
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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trstark66
May 16, 2021
20 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Standard
Rode from Livermore to the peak of Mt Diablo & back, nice run through the foothills then up the 11 mi. twisty to the peak. You start of under the clouds, ride through them, and come out on top of them. Unique geo for the East Bay / Alameda. Lots of cyclists so you'll want to be careful, but the view from the peak can't be beat!
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