Abrigo Valley Trail to Mott Peak Trail Loop is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lafayette, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Abrigo trail is a popular all weather trail used by a variety of park users. Abrigo Valley trail is a part of a network connecting with Mott Peak Trail and Santos Trail, ending at Briones Crest. Also an access trail to Maud Whalen and Wee-Ta-Chi camps.
Nice hike with some good climbs and views. Grab a map and take a better route than this map shows. No reason not to loop the hike. Briones is such a great place to hike. As long as you have a trail map you can change things up on the fly to a larger degree than almost anywhere in the bay. If you like you can do from 2 -20 miles and still be in the system with a map in your hand...
We hiked as a group of 28 hikers. We started on the Abrigo Valley trail. We ascended to the Mott Peak trail to the Briones Crest trail. We followed the Crest trail on to the Crescent Ridge trail. The Crescent Ridge trail then toke us past the Archery Range and back to the parking lot. Total distance was 7 miles and total elevation was 1,339 feet with some steep hills to climb. Total time was 3 hours with brief stops to ensure the group stays together, and a 15 minute break at a halfway point. Our moving time was 2 hr. and 15 min. Average speed was 3.1 mph. The weather was sunny with cool winds. It was a great hike.