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Buck Meadows

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Great downhill that will bring you from Highway 120 down into the Tuolumne Canyon next to the river!


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3.1

Miles

4.9

KM

Doubletrack

3,090' 942 m

High

1,481' 451 m

Low

19' 6 m

Up

1,609' 491 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

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Description

This trail, which is a mix of doubletrack and singletrack trails, brings you from Highway 120 and Buck Meadows down into the Tuolumne Canyon and right next to the Tuolumne river. This road was used to get access to the river when Lumsden Road had a landslide and was closed. It's not very well maintained and the road is eroding in some places, but it's a great downhill with a winding road that zig zags along the canyon and offer great views into the Canyon and views into Yosemite.

Poison oak is on the sides of the tails but the trail is wide enough that it's easy to avoid. Don't go too fast at the start of this trail as there is a sharp left turn that you need to make and if you go straight, you'll go off a 200 foot cliff. Great ride, and take the Lumsden road up out of the canyon for a more gradual uphill ride.

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Shared By:

Tom Wilson

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  5.0 from 1 vote

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in Buck Meadows

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in Buck Meadows

#155

in California

#2,338

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Toulumne River at the bottom of the ride
May 18, 2013 near Tuolumn…, CA
Ben starting up again on the downhill descent from the top of Buck Meadows down to the Tuolumne rive and Lumsden Road.
Jul 21, 2013 near Tuolumn…, CA
View of doubletrack trail going down into the canyon from buck meadows
May 18, 2013 near Tuolumn…, CA

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