This is the final ride in our exploration of parks near Crockett and Martinez (you can see the other two journeys here and here.) TBO and I always inadvertently use the steepest access points to the ridge — so there was definitely some hike-and-bike action today — but it’s worth it to see the breathtaking views of the green hillsides, Mt. Diablo and the Carquinez Strait. Then we took an easy post-ride jaunt along the new George Miller bike path, which TBO hadn’t ridden yet (he missed its former incarnation when the pavement was painted with graffiti and cracked and worn from the weather.)
TBO & I hit the trails in Crockett Hills Regional Park and phew — it was an arduous 10.68 miles! There was mud, slick grass, deep holes and steep climbs that totaled close to 1600 ft. But the views of the rolling green hills were gorgeous and we made the acquaintance of several friendly cows along the way.