This is the page for climbs starting from Orinda BART, part of a comprehensive index of climbs to Grizzly Peak Boulevard from BART stations.
My fist choice route is via Pinehurst Road. Pinehurst is a classic climb in this direction, with lots of shade and cool air from the surrounding redwoods and a nice consistent buildup in intensity as you approach the steepest ramps near the top.
via Pinehurst Road 12.1 miles, +1,090 feet
One of my favorite rides in this area
via Wildcat Canyon and Shasta 6.5 miles, +855 feet
via Wildcat Canyon to the top of Spruce 8.2 miles, +760 feet
a very popular route, the basic return from Contra Costa to Berkeley
via El Toyonal and Lomas Cantadas is brutal 3.7 miles, +1,285 feet
For masochists and mountain goats