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Friday, August 15, 2014

The 5 Best Views of the Bay Area by Bike

Posted By on Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 1:49 PM

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3. Mount Diablo
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This might be a little far off the beaten path for some, but it’s really just a quick BART ride to Walnut Creek. That doesn’t make it an easier. The mountain is a lore more mountain than Twin Peaks or Mount Davidson. Standing at 3,864 feet, it’s a bit more than twice the height of both combined. From the top you get sweeping views of the Mount Diablo State Park, the Morgan Hill Open Space, the Shell Mound Open Space, Briones Regional Park — it's perfectly remote. On a clear day you can even see for many miles, all the way over the Berkeley Hills to San Francisco and the ocean. This is a hard, hot, long climb that takes several hours. So bring several bottles of water. 

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Leif Haven

Leif Haven

Leif Haven is a writer and cyclist living in the Bay Area. He can be spotted dragging himself up a hill — literally and metaphorically.

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