There are a lot of trails to choose from here offering a variety of terrain and aerobic challenges. Lots of fun rollercoaster trails and screaming descents like the East Ridge trail. But you can still find difficult technical climbs like the Orchard trail and Rocky Slope. The ride starts at the Skyline Gate where you can choose between the East Ridge or the West Ridge trails. This is mostly dusty gravel fire roads and the occasional double track. Fast and fun.
How to get there:
From Berkeley follow Route 13 towards the Oakland hills and take the Montclair Exit. Go straight. Then turn left onto Joaquin Miller. At the top of the hill take a left onto Skyline and park at the Skyline Gate.