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.

4.3 miles
695 feet

dog friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running



wild flowers


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.

16 days ago

Most of it is open grazing land. The cows are nice, but after awhile the smell gets to you. And the trails are pretty rutted. Made for challenge mud situations.

7 months ago

Great 2-2.5 hour afternoon hike, especially after all the rain: very green, beautiful wildflowers, great views, plenty of cows, and not too muddy. The lagoons are especially picturesque.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Perfect length for us and our corgi.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Good moderate level hike. Beautiful views. Lots of cows. The map on here takes you to a private road that you cannot go through. To get to this trail, keep going on happy valley rd then make a right into bear creek rd. until you get to Bear Creek Staging on the right. There's a few parking lots. Gets pretty windy when you get higher too. Overall, great hike. Made it in 3 hrs, 4 miles with frequent breaks. Our 5 year old hiked the whole way himself and 2 year old was on my back most of the time. Kids loved it.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

This was a good casual morning hike.

Monday, April 03, 2017

Really green and lush now--wildflowers are starting to pop. Due to the rains and the cows the trails are really rutted and there are still a few really muddy areas. But definitely worth getting out into all that green now in the spring-- probably will be too hot for me in the summer as it's mostly exposed-- which makes great views though.

Friday, September 16, 2016

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...

Saturday, September 10, 2016

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.

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