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Exposed riding with a few rocks to keep you on your toes.


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Map Key

1.7

Miles

2.8

KM

Singletrack

1,060' 323 m

High

588' 179 m

Low

12' 4 m

Up

472' 144 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

This rail starts as a fire-road just to throw you off, then quickly narrows to singletrack high above the American River. It alternates from narrow smooth riding to some very rocky sections along very exposed areas. In some areas the trail is less than a foot wide with rocks all over it and a drop off about a hundred feet to the river.

The trail is fairly straight so it's easy to see oncoming riders and hikers, but you'll want to control your speed. You'll continually drop along this trail all the way down to near river level before it comes out on Old Foresthill Rd and several parking areas.

Many riders will park here before starting the Clementine Loop ride, which takes them up to Culvert and back down to the Confluence parking area. It's a fun ride but not for beginners or those who don't like heights.

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Shared By:

Shayne Holderby

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 19 votes

#902

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  4.5 from 19 votes
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Trail Rankings

#72

in California

#902

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Photos

Lake Clementine downstream
Apr 27, 2015 near Auburn, CA
At the Clementine Climb Trailhead
Oct 13, 2019 near North A…, CA
Confluence
Sep 23, 2013 near North A…, CA

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May 1, 2023
Nolan Sundrud
Still signed closed - a narrow section of trail near the bottom is washed out. Can still be ridden, but washed out section may need cautious walking.
Aug 4, 2017
John Olson
May 6, 2017
Rough
Way easier than Stonewall, so got to go with Intermediate. Only a few mildly tech. sections. Mostly fun downhill with some rock dodging.
Apr 3, 2017
Tri Geminy
Nov 23, 2016
Eli Makus
Riding nice. Well drained. 1.7mi
Oct 23, 2016
Harminder Deol
connect to confluence great flow. once the confluence trail start bit of speed in the beginning then just lot of rock garden to limit the speed as ... 6.8mi
Aug 11, 2016
Bryan Brewskie
Nov 5, 2015
Bryan Edelman
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