anteater

by
par
Jesse Boudart
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Bay Area

30

mi

km

Distance

distance

95

%

Time Spent Off-Road

temps dépensé sur saleté

5

hrs

Estimated Total Time

estimé temps total

3

Estimated Dismounts

estimé démonter

42mm

Suggested Tire Size

conseillé pneu de largeur

Novice

Easy

Intermediate

Hard

Extreme

débutant

facile

intermédiaire

dur

extrême

Difficulty

difficulté

anteater

by
par
Jesse Boudart
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Distance

Distance

30

mi

Time Off-Road

temps dépensé sur saleté

95

%

Estimated Time

estimé temps total

5.0

hrs

Estimated Dismounts

estimé démonter

3

Suggested Tire Size

conseillé pneu de largeur

42mm

Difficulty

difficulté

Intermediate

description

la description

Gobble all the little dirt specks from Antioch to Walnut Creek

First, get yourself and your bicycle to the Antioch BART station. Detrain and then immediately take care to navigate a highway interchange. Soon afterward, you’ll ride on a multi-use path that will take you to the first dirt section of the Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve. 

The first Stewartsville trail becomes steep quickly, but once at the top, the rollers are moderate. The views of neighboring Diablo Mountain are ominous, but not to worry, you won’t climb anything as bad as the beginning! At the top of the third major crest, there are some fabulous views of the valley where you are headed. Then, you descend spectacularly and into the City of Clayton. 

When at the urban bottom, you’ll climb more on dirt trails steadily until a crossroads, where there are several different ranch roads. You’ll pick the one that’s legal and then descend again downward to get to a bridge that then takes you up another set of foothills. 

The last set of dirt rises and falls over small hills. There is even a little singletrack mixed in, which is a pleasant surprise. These trails are in the foothills of Walnut Creek, so they may be a little more popular for hikers. 

Last, you’ll descend in Walnut Creek for a bite to eat and beverage. Afterward, take your train back to where you came from!

route created on
4/7/21
  • Unique terrain and hills
  • Neat views of the valleys and Mt. Diablo
  • Almost entirely on dirt

  • Steep ascents and descents
  • Doubletrack about the whole way
  • Know your train schedules

  • Views of Mt. Diablo
  • Views of gentle wind turbines in the distance


  • Low water availability
  • Minimal food locations on route

hard dirt, gravel, loose dirt
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highlights

  • Unique terrain and hills
  • Neat views of the valleys and Mt. Diablo
  • Almost entirely on dirt

what to know

  • Steep ascents and descents
  • Doubletrack about the whole way
  • Know your train schedules

points of interest

  • Views of Mt. Diablo
  • Views of gentle wind turbines in the distance


food / hydration

  • Low water availability
  • Minimal food locations on route

terrain

hard dirt, gravel, loose dirt

route map

la plan de route

photos

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