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Macedo Ranch to Twin Ponds and Back - Beginner Ride

Updated: Jun 25

6 miles distance, 755 ft climbing


This is a beginner ride on fire roads with rolling hills. This is a wide fire road that is suitable for beginners. It has no technical features other than seasonal ruts, mud and sandy areas. The route has great views of Mt Diablo and China Wall in Diablo Foothills Regional Park


It starts at the Macedo Ranch Staging Area in Mount Diablo State Park (fee parking) and heads up a steepish hill to the busy Briones Mt Diablo Trail. Turn left on Briones Mt Diablo and stay on the main path until you reach a park sign with map near Borges Ranch. Stay left and head towards Twin Ponds. At Twin Ponds stay left and head up the hill to a gate. Go through the gate and continue until you hit Briones Mt Diablo Trail again and then retrace your steps.




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