Briones Peak Via Alahambra Creek and Briones Crest Trails

MODERATE 11 reviews
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Briones Peak Via Alahambra Creek and Briones Crest Trails is a 5.5 mile out and back trail located near Reliez Valley, California. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1023 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

3 days ago

The real good part only comes after reaching Briones Road, where it is open air and you get to take in the views of the rolling hills. Briones Peak was a tad disappointing though as my view was blocked by trees or maybe I’m doing something wrong. For a better view, take a right turn onto Briones Crest Trail, pass the two lakes onto Mott Peak Trail where you’d reach Mott Peak. There isn’t any resting bench there but views are so much better.

hiking
1 month ago

My main go to for 15 years. I've done every foot of Briones over and over with or without many of my Golden Retreivers. I

hiking
7 months ago

Awesome hike. We parked at Alhambra Creek Staging area. The parking fee is $3 and there is an extra fee for dogs of $2 per dog (we weren't charged the dog fee due to the small size of our dogs. They are both around 5 pounds.). The trails are well marked and easy to navigate. We had our two small dogs with us and they did great. There are a few different trail options you can take, so your hike can be extended quite a bit. The sections we took had some nice, moderate hill climbs and down grades, and a small part where there was some water on the trail. Most of the trail was open with no shade, but there are a few shady sections at the beginning and towards the end. Really nice views of the valley on the upper sections.

10 months ago

Beautiful setting but the trails are not clearly marked causing lots of confusion.

hiking
10 months ago

Excellent trail!! Lots of cows the Briones crest gate trail was locked (towards table top trail) is that a private trail?? Or I didn't know how to open the gate?? Lol either way I took the trail to diablo trail and it was beautiful!! Recommended!!

hiking
10 months ago

If you want to feel like in your in Ireland than take a stop here. Amazing.

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Sunday, March 01, 2015