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Groveland CA Ridge Trail

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Rank: #2 in Stanislaus National Forest
#23 in California
#254 Overall
“A mix of forest service road and singletrack leading to a beautiful ridge overlook.”
Tom Wilson on May 6, 2013
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5.7 Miles 747’ Ascent 3,306’ High 5.0% Avg Grade
25% Singletrack -748’ Descent 2,918’ Low 14.9% Max Grade
Overview
Right off of Ferreti road, this network of Forest Service roads and singletrack trails will wind you through groves of trees and up to the top of a ridge that overlooks Groveland, CA and Pine Mountain Lake. With a mix of forest service roads and flowy singletrack, this ride has a little bit of everything.
Need To Know
Watch out for poison oak. Trails are sometimes ridden by horseback riders. Watch out for blind turns and be courteous.

Getting There: Take CA Highway 120 to Yosemite. 10 miles past Groveand and right before the US Forest Service Ranger station, take a left on Feretti Road. Drive for 2 miles until you see a "Keep your forest clean" sign and the trailhead is on your left.
Description
From the trailhead, you can choose to do one of two loops. Stay right if you want to ride on a winding forest service road that will eventually lead you to a 4 wheeler trail that will take you up to the top of the ridge. Ride along the ridge trail which will run into heart attack hill, a long steep incline that will eventually leads you back to the trailhead. This loop can also be done in reverse for some fun downhill on the ridge trail and to skip ascending heart attack hill.

The second loop (Ryan's Hoot) is to the left of the trailhead and is semi-hidden behind a pullout. The second loop has flowy singletrack trails that wind up and down through a heavily forested area. This is the most fun part of the ride and can be a bit technical in some areas. At the end of the singletrack, you'll run into a forest service road that you can take a left on to get back to the trailhead, or turn around and come back the way you came for an enjoyable singletrack back track.
History & Background
This area burned in the Groveland fire of 1987. It has since been turned into a plantation. The groveland trailheads mountain biking club is working with the forest service office to turn the surrounding land into a mountain bike only park.
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PHOTOS of Groveland CA Ridge Trail
 2.7 from 3 votes
View into Pine Mountain Lake form the top of the Ridge Trail near 1s33 (Groveland-Big Oak Flat CD, CA)
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Start of the 1s33 road at the trailhead (Groveland-Big Oak Flat CD, CA)
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