Bay Area Bike Rides by Ray Hosler

Mountain Charlie Tunnel West


Mtn Charlie west tunnel
Mountain Charlie tunnel, Zayante end, was open until 2012
when it caved in. It's dark, damp, and spooky inside. Water
drips and fallen timbers block the way. It's only 910 feet to the
north end and Glenwood. (Jobst Brandt photo, Sept. 2006)

Mtn Charlie west inside
Inside the tunnel was a shambles with downed timbers and

Jeff inside
Jeff Vance explores the interior. Not recommended.

mtn charlie right of way
Mountain Charlie right-of-way is smooth here, but there's a huge
landslide farther along.