Mountain biking was first developed in Marin County, and it is understandable why some of the most exciting and scenic off-road biking is here in the Bay Area. From Santa Rosa south to Gilroy, you can ride along the spectacular ridges of Mt. Tamalpais, view the Golden Gate Bridge from the Marin Headlands, or challenge yourself on the hills of Mt. Diablo. Ride along fog-shrouded coastal redwood forests or the rugged chaparral of the inland mountains. The Bay Area offers a wealth of hidden trails, all within easy access of major cities.
HIT THE TRAILS OF THE BAY AREA! Explore the many off-road biking areas of the San Francisco Bay Area with this handy and complete guidebook. Despite its large population, the Bay Area offers a wealth of hidden trails for mountain bikers to experience, all within easy distance from major cities within the region. From Annadel State Park in Santa Rosa in the north to Henry Coe State Park in Gilroy in the south, from Wilder Ranch along the coast to Morgan Territory, buried remotely in the shadow of Mount Diablo, the Bay Area has innumerable places to ride. Ride on the spectacular ridges of Mt. Tamalpais, the birthplace of the mountain bike. Experience the challenge of single-track at Soquel Demonstration Forest. Get in touch with the San Francisco Bay in Shoreline Park or Coyote Hills. View the panoramic vistas of the Golden Gate Bridge and Sausalito from the trails in the Marin Headlands. Ride along the Pacific Coast in Santa Cruz at Wilder Ranch. Experience the remoteness of Morgan Territory in Livermore. Challenge yourself in the hills of Mt. Diablo. See the Loma Prieta Earthquake epicenter in The Forest of Nisene Marks.
Bay Area Mountain Bike Trails previews 45 individual mountain bike rides, ranging from 5 to 33 miles in length, throughout the Bay Area. Detailed maps and carefully prepared ride directions make it easy to follow the route for each ride. Elevation profiles show you where the hills are and how big they are.
Get on your mountain bike, put on your helmet, and head for the hills!