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Three Bears Loop is a 18.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Orinda, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for road biking and is accessible year-round.

Length 18.8 mi Elevation gain 2,447 ft Route type Loop
Road biking Forest Lake Paved Views Wild flowers Wildlife
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This classic road bike ride starts at the western end of Bear Creek Road, climbs east past Briones Reservoir, then levels out with a left at Alhambra Valley Road. The cruise finishes with a southward leg along the busier San Pablo Dam Road. Great riding loop, counter-clockwise is best!

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Connie Kim
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Road bikingRocky

This. Was. Not. EASY. Not an easy skill level trail. The first .7 miles consisted of loose gravel too and down hill/uphill...it was very difficult and I turned around.

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Alex Patry
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Road biking

Very nice loops with some good dénivellation. The view is great and the road is in good condition.

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Lecia Finney
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Road biking

Great ride, very little traffic right now. Road in really good condition with bike lane around most of the loop. Mostly exposed, bring water as there are no facilities Shame about the trash piles on the side of the road.

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kao saelee
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N G
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Hiking

very scenic

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Michael Epstein
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Road biking

Difficult at the beginning of you’re not used to bike, but then it gets easier and you bike through stunning hills, horses and cows. The last part has a bit of traffic.

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Lauren Burmaster
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Road biking

Great loop with great hills.

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Holly Kogut
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Road biking

Alhambra Valley Road closed due to sinkhole.

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Jason Peralta
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Omy Homy
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Kat G
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Raymond King
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manu verma
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Margaret Hara
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Paul Hara
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Alex Patry
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Raymond King
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Gene Au
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Raymond King
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Alex Filippenko
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Sara Zhu
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Miquel Salmeron
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Chuck Cooper
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Lance Taylor
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Koti Akkineni
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Jordan Castro
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Kat G
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Caroline Guardino
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Anthony Hernandez
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Myron Lam
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