Mitchell Canyon For Mountain Biking

The 30th most popular mountain bike trail in California.

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Near Danville east of San Fran in the Mount Diablo State Park, the Mitchell Canyon Trail can be combined with fire roads to form a strenuous 12 mile mountain bike loop up to one of the worlds most panoramic summits (over 3,000 feet vertical). The trails are of crushed granite with great drainage. Check out the side trail along Shell Ridge. The park is located near Danville off US 680 at the Diablo Road exit.

Overall, Mitchell Canyon is the 30th most popular mountain bike trail of all 132 mountain biking rides in California. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Mitchell Canyon including North Rim Trail and Merced River Trail.

Mitchell Canyon Mountain Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  Mount Diablo State Park (925) 837-2525; California Tourism (916) 444-4429.

Recommended Book:  "Mountain Bike! Northern California" from Aimee Serrurier

Best Season:  Apr. - Nov.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Juniper Campground

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  37.8407, -121.949

Date Published:  12/29/2015

Date Updated:  7/21/2016

ID:  5879

Mitchell Canyon Mountain Biking Map


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