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Recommended Routes in Gold Country - 13

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Favorite The classic.
Intermediate/Difficult

North Yuba Loop

11.0 mi 17.7 km 2,029' Up 618.37 m Up 2,023' Down 616.49 m Down

Downiev…, CA
Favorite Fast and smooth section of Third Divide Trail.
Difficult

Downieville Classic

14.0 mi 22.5 km 663' Up 202.12 m Up 4,846' Down 1477 m Down

Downiev…, CA
Favorite The cut, near the Red Hawk Casino exit off Hwy 50.  Feels like you're in the Wild West!
Intermediate

El Dorado Trail - Placerville to Folsom

32.6 mi 52.5 km 436' Up 132.91 m Up 1,874' Down 571.15 m Down

Placerv…, CA
Favorite Bermin' like a German
Intermediate

Scott's Flat Lake Trail upper loop via Casci

12.1 mi 19.5 km 1,201' Up 366.02 m Up 1,205' Down 367.24 m Down

Nevada…, CA
Favorite Chunky steep role off style drop right at the end.... Hang On!!!
Intermediate

Old Miners' Loop from Town

10.4 mi 16.8 km 1,266' Up 385.85 m Up 1,272' Down 387.6 m Down

Nevada…, CA
Favorite Bermin' like a German
Intermediate

Scott's Flat Lake Trail - Short Loop

9.0 mi 14.5 km 829' Up 252.67 m Up 830' Down 252.86 m Down

Nevada…, CA
Favorite Intersection of Edwards Crossing and Round Mountain Trails.
Intermediate/Difficult

Round Mountain Loop

10.8 mi 17.4 km 2,088' Up 636.47 m Up 2,090' Down 637.06 m Down

Nevada…, CA
Favorite Mills Peak Lookout
Intermediate/Difficult

Mills Peak Shuttle Run

9.1 mi 14.7 km 269' Up 81.91 m Up 3,167' Down 965.38 m Down

Portola, CA
Favorite Fast and smooth section of Third Divide Trail.
Difficult

Big Boulder from Gold Valley Rim Trail - IMBA EPIC

21.7 mi 35.0 km 1,498' Up 456.53 m Up 5,662' Down 1725.87 m Down

Downiev…, CA
Favorite At the steep drop in
Intermediate

Pioneer-Halleluja Loop

11.2 mi 18.0 km 1,090' Up 332.25 m Up 1,091' Down 332.4 m Down

Nevada…, CA
Favorite Fast and smooth section of Third Divide Trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Johnsville A-Tree to Downieville First Divide

15.5 mi 24.9 km 632' Up 192.51 m Up 4,297' Down 1309.71 m Down

Clio, CA

Gold Country Biking

  • 455 Miles 733 Kilometers of Trail
  • 13 Recommended Routes
  • 14 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 61 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 43 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Gold Country - 105

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5.6 mi 9.0 km #1North Yuba Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Downieville, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Downieville, CA
6.6 mi 10.6 km #2Truckee Ditch Trail
Intermediate
Downieville, CA
Intermediate
Downieville, CA
5.0 mi 8.0 km #3Halls Ranch Trail
Difficult
Downieville, CA
Difficult
Downieville, CA
5.8 mi 9.4 km #4Fiddle Creek Ridge Trail
Difficult
Downieville, CA
Difficult
Downieville, CA
7.0 mi 11.3 km #5North Yuba Trail
Difficult
Downieville, CA
Difficult
Downieville, CA
4.1 mi 6.5 km #6Sandusky Trail
Intermediate
Downieville, CA
Intermediate
Downieville, CA
2.8 mi 4.5 km #7Truckee Ditch Extension Trail
Intermediate
Downieville, CA
Intermediate
Downieville, CA
4.5 mi 7.2 km #8Tamarack Connection (12E30)
Difficult
Downieville, CA
Difficult
Downieville, CA
3.8 mi 6.2 km #9Chimney Rock Trail 10E07
Difficult
Downieville, CA
Difficult
Downieville, CA
1.6 mi 2.6 km #10East Independence Trail
Intermediate
Nevada City, CA
Intermediate
Nevada City, CA

Photos of Gold Country - 297

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Scenery, Not my shot.
Jun 24, 2013 near Auburn…, CA
Fast and smooth section of Third Divide Trail.
Sep 2, 2014 near Downiev…, CA
Get your butt to Downieville!
Jun 29, 2016 near Downiev…, CA
Springtime on South Fork ART.
Jan 25, 2017 near Auburn…, CA
A tight technical descent with a little air time thrown in awaits on the Mickey Mouse Connector Trail.
Feb 16, 2017 near Granite…, CA
Trail 8 by Sly Park
Aug 11, 2017 near Pollock…, CA
Culvert Trail-Auburn, CA
Aug 11, 2017 near North A…, CA
Tacky+dry singletrack on Foresthill Divide.
Feb 25, 2018 near Auburn…, CA