The Coast Range Dual Sport Motorcycle Trail.


This is a trail that runs from I5 at the Hungry Valley OHV Area, and meanders through the Coast Range to Livermore California.
The trail uses a mixture of motorcycle trails, dirt roads, and paved roads. Much of it parallels the San Andreas Fault.
Gas availability is something to keep in mind.
The trail is going to take a few days, you could camp along the way, or stay in lodging. The coolest place to stay is Parkfield,
"The EarthQuake Capitol of California" 
There is a very nice inn and a great restaurant with tri tip worth traveling for.
The trail travels through a nearly unknown but very scenic part of California.
Gilroy to Livermore

The usual WARNING I have not ridden the entire trail, there may be sections  beyond locked gates, or other wise impassable due to conditions, high water, etc. These maps and this route should only be used by competent riders who find adventure in adversity, and solace in lonely places. You need to monitor your fuel usage carefully as gas stations are few and far between on this route.

I think the whole trail will take 3 to 4 days. Camping or lodging in the few inns and motels along the way will make it a fun few days. Having a sag truck meeting you at specified locations will allow you to travel un laden with camping gear.

I suggest downloading the map jpegs and printing them full page. I would also supplement with Los Padres Forest maps for the southern section and AAA maps, or other detailed map.




I do not know how much of this route is actually doable. I will need to scout it, or you can, and let me know.


North past Henry Coe State Park, 87,000 acres of public land to Mt Hamiton, with the famous Lick Observatory

Here we have a great twisty road leading us east and then north toward Livermore.


Continuing north on a twisty lonely road


We drop down out of the hills to Livermore and the end of our ride.






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