Category: California Flying Sites

Mt Diablo

Mount Diablo offers an excellent variety of soaring experiences to the advanced pilot. Pilots regularly soar Diablo’s shear rocky peaks, rolling hills and ridges, gnarly canyons and grassy pastures; sometimes all in the same flight.

As a site open only to USHPA advanced rated Hang Glider and Paraglider pilots, good flying skills and judgement are the keys to rewarding flights at Mount Diablo.

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Blue Rock – Vallejo, CA

East Bay flying sites are unregulated and a site intro is highly recommended. The flying sites are able to be flown with East and West winds. Bantry.  Gateway training hill. This guide is an aggregated guide from Channing Site Guide Doc and Penguin Paragliding Guide.

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Mt Vaca

Mount Diablo offers an excellent variety of soaring experiences to the advanced pilot. Pilots regularly soar Diablo’s shear rocky peaks, rolling hills and ridges, gnarly canyons and grassy pastures; sometimes all in the same flight.

As a site open only to USHPA advanced rated Hang Glider and Paraglider pilots, good flying skills and judgement are the keys to rewarding flights at Mount Diablo.

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Channing Hill East bay site – Benicia, CA

East Bay flying sites are unregulated and a site intro is highly recommended. The flying sites are able to be flown with East and West winds. Bantry.  Gateway training hill. This guide is an aggregated guide from Channing Site Guide Doc and Penguin Paragliding Guide.

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Sand City

The sand dunes of Marina State Beach offer some of the best dune soaring on the entire California coast. Located between Monterey and Santa Cruz, it’s a bit of a hidden gem for paragliding sites.

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Dunlap North at Mt Sampson Site

The Dunlap North at Mt Sampson is a mountain flying site at the edge of the Sierras 38 miles east of Fresno. Site is near the town of Dunlap, California. The primary launch is near the top of Mt. Sampson, which overlooks the Dunlap valley, and the landing zone is in the southern part of the valley.

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Marina State Beach

The sand dunes of Marina State Beach offer some of the best dune soaring on the entire California coast. Located between Monterey and Santa Cruz, it’s a bit of a hidden gem for paragliding sites.

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Tollhouse

The Tollhouse flying site is near the town of Tollhouse, California. The primary launch is near the top of Burroughs Mountain, which overlooks Tollhouse valley, and the landing zone is near the center of the valley. To the south is Burroughs valley, and is separated from Tollhouse by a low ridge; to the north is Big Sandy valley.

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Mt. Tamalpais

Mt. Tamalpais, located north of San Francisco between Mill Valley & Stinson Beach, is one of the most scenic mountain sites in California. The Marin County Hang Gliding Association (MCHGA) maintains Special Use permits with State and County agencies, to allow hang gliding and paragliding activities on the west side of Mt. Tamalpais, along Bolinas Ridge.

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Ed levin County Park

Ed Levin County Park in Milpitas is suitable for all ratings for PG and HG with significant regulation. Requires a membership with Wings of Rogallo as well as signing an additional parks waiver before flying at Ed Levin.

Ed levin is generally a morning site, with some afternoon flights for more experience pilots when conditions are stronger. Flight expectations for this site is mostly sledders. Thermals are good when conditions are right. Good for Hang gliding and paragliding, used as the local training hill for multiple flight schools.

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