June 12, 2011

Round Valley Bike Ride

We have hiked at Round Valley Regional Preserve near Brentwood before and wanted to go back for a bike ride so we finally did. We parked in the large dirt lot that has never been close to full each time we've come here. We grabbed our bikes and started out on the Miwok Trail. This trail is also open to hikers and equestrians. After passing over a bridge the trail began climbing right away. A tough climb to start out our day but a quick descent followed. A few more tough climbs and some small rolling hills before the trail flattened out a bit. We came across some nice views from the valley of the surrounding hills. We stopped to take some pictures and enjoy the breeze that had just picked up before heading back. We traveled just under three miles each way on the hard packed dirt Miwok Trail. Most of the trail is exposed so morning or evening time in the summer is the best time to go.

Round Valley Website
Round Valley Hike