Crescent Ridge Trail to Briones Crest Trail Loop

MODERATE 4 reviews
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Crescent Ridge Trail to Briones Crest Trail Loop is a 6.5 mile loop trail located near Orinda, California that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

6.5 miles
1158 feet

dog friendly


mountain biking

trail running


6 months ago

Hiked every foot of Briones multiple times... My go to for 10 yrs.

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

I started from Briones Road, at about half mile I turned left to the Black Oak Trail, hiked up to the Mott Peak Trail, turned right and continued onto the Briones Crest Trail and to the Table Top Trail. I then took the Crescent Ridge Trail and it became the Seaborg Trail which led me back to the parking lot. My total distance was 7.2 miles with elevation of 1273 feet for a total of 3 hours (moving time was two and half hours). There few muddy spots here and there but overall it was a great hike with lots of scenery views.