One of my favorite trails in Joaquin Miller Park with a nice view of the Bay on a sunny day and moderately flat going to the Horse Arena. We can do a modification Speed play drill that will help us get ready for the Northface relays or to make for more room for Turkey, mash potatoes and stuffing before Thanksgiving.
The Sequoia Bayview trail is Joaquin Miller's most popular trails in the park with many XC teams doing their workouts or Olympic champion, Regina Jacobs with her Poodle can often be seen.
If it rains we will just remain on the Bay View Ridge trail since the Redwoods would block most of the rain from getting us wet. If it's sunny we can run into Redwood Skyline Gate side.
The Bayview Trail is after Joaquin Miller Park taking a left onto Skyline Blvd if going up Lincoln/Joaquin Miller Road. The trail is before Roberts Pool probably less than 1/2 mile from the line after the curve. Parking is on the left hand side after the S curve in the road. If you went past Roberts and the Chabot Space Center you went too far. It's fairly easy to miss though look for the trail and parking on left side of road. It's best to go past trail head and to make a U turn since the road is narrow. There is a turn off on the right above the trail.
photo Click on photo for the map for the first 1 mile interval. The first interval is a mile and starts at the beginning and will end at the Fern Ravine trail before the bridge. Yellow on the maps means to jog easy or for recovery. Note at Moongate we will continue to Map 2 or going to Skyline Gate.
Redwood - Click on Redwood for second map with 2 X 2 mile intervals. If weather is nice we can run the first 2 mile intervals as a group running together forming a line. The last runner will sprint to the front in continuation till we end at the Phillips trail.
The second interval will be based on your pace at 10K pace with end at Moon Gate.
The final interval is a mile interval and starts at the end of the first one mile sprint at Fern Ravine trail. Try to end the last interval before the starting area to give your self a cool down.