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Folsom Bike to Granite Bay Connector

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Length

4.9 Miles 7.9 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

432' 132 m

Ascent

-311' -95 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

599' 183 m

High

358' 109 m

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Starts at Folsom Bike and Connects to the Granite Bay Trail.

Malcolm Chance

Overview

The section of singletrack between the San Juan Water District (just after Hunkle Reservoir) and the Beals Point entrance from Auburn-Folsom Road is off limits to bikes (Pioneer Trail) per Cal State Parks Folsom Lake SRA superintendents order - see park map for detail.
Dogs: Leashed

Description

Starting from Folsom Bike, follow the paved American River Bike Trail towards Granite Bay. Stay on the paved American River Bike Trail until you get to the park entrance road for Beal's Point - at the stop sign. Turn left (downhill), ride past the ranger office, and just before the park exit out to Folsom-Auburn Road you'll see a singletrack trail start at a break in the split-rail fence on the right side of the road. There should be a trail sign here....this begins the bike legal segment of the Pioneer Trail for this part of Folsom Lake SRA.

The two and a half miles of this trail is a winding singletrack. There are a few short climbs. Watch out for horses and joggers.

The trail then rejoins with the fire road. Just before the 4 mile mark there is a turn off to the left and a challenging climb up to the water tower. Once at the top there is an option of following a fire road down or continuing straight ahead for a steep descent. Either way, the trail rejoins the fire road which leads to the Granite Bay trail.

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Feb 18, 2018
Jessica Ma
4.9mi
Oct 18, 2017
Eric Hunter
Nice easy Singletrack great view of the lake 13mi
Sep 23, 2017
Ross Mitchelson
Aug 12, 2016
Chris Fry
May 14, 2016
Steve McCloskey
Great trail for us newbies! Nice spot about halfway out to cool off in the lake on those hot days.

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  3.7 from 3 votes

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If only we could figure out a way to connect trails from Folsom to downtown Sacramento to create one awesome single track trail. The potential is there and this could be a world class urban mountain bike trail unlike anything anywhere in the world. Jan 4, 2014

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