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Pioneer Trail

Intermediate
 3.9 (27)

A long roller of an XC that the whole family can enjoy!


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Map Key

14.2

Miles

22.9

KM

Singletrack

5,195' 1,583 m

High

3,716' 1,133 m

Low

244' 74 m

Up

1,723' 525 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Allowed

Description

Even though this trail doesn't stray far from highway 20 for long. it has very nice flow with several s-turn rhythym sections mixed in with short technical root patches, rollers and optional lines with kickers and berms. The most heavily used section is between Harmony Ridge Market and White Cloud Fire Station, but that is also one of the most flowy sections. The grade is gradual and most people ride as an out an back. It's close to Scott's Flat Lake Trail so many work a portion of Pioneer in with a Scott's descent.

There is trail parking at Harmony Ridge Market, White Cloud, Equestrian overlook, Skillman, and the Alpha Omega Vista. There are lots of trail markers along the way and even posted on some trees. Sometimes it's just a forestry logo and other times it's a directional sign. It's not easy to get lost as the trail always parallels the highway. The majority of the traffic on the trail is mountain bikes, but occasionally you'll come upon horses -- especially if you are near Skillman horsecamp.

Contacts

Shared By:

Paul Rogers with improvements by Ashley Seaward

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 27 votes

#1

in Nevada City

#641

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  3.9 from 27 votes
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Trail Rankings

#1

in Nevada City

#50

in California

#641

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Photos

At the steep drop in
Nov 3, 2018 near Nevada…, CA
Trail approaching campground
Nov 3, 2018 near Nevada…, CA
The drop in!
Nov 3, 2018 near Nevada…, CA
Hoot Trail Run Top to Bottom.
Nov 15, 2018 near Nevada…, CA
Pioneer Trail.
Mar 1, 2018 near Nevada…, CA
Flowy goodness
Nov 3, 2018 near Nevada…, CA

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Jul 14, 2021
Simran Kang
Rode from Harmony hill till I got tired and then all downhill from there. 16.9mi — 2h 25m
May 8, 2021
Jessica Ma
Mar 27, 2021
Stephen Schmidt
Great ride! Debris of trail but clear.
Dec 6, 2020
Andreas Jorgensen
Out and back — 3h 56m
Oct 10, 2020
Rustin Reese
Jun 21, 2020
Heather Trewren
13mi — 2h 08m
May 24, 2020
Tessa Ramsay
Lots of fun! Omega start is more technical and scenic than the section from White Cloud 14.2mi
May 24, 2020
John DeMaria Daniel
jumps are fun on the way back 14.2mi — 2h 00m