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San Joaquin River Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

14.5 mile 23.3 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 2,110' 643 m
Descent: -2,564' -782 m
High: 1,242' 379 m
Low: 574' 175 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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A great mountain bike trail local to Fresno.

Rob Kranovich

Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed

Features Drops/Jumps · Pump Track

Description

The San Joaquin River Trail will eventually extend from Friant Dam to Devils Postpile National Monument. Currently you can ride approximately 16 miles of singletrack from Finegold Bay to the San Joaquin River Gorge Parking area. If you park in the San Joaquin River Gorge there is a 5 dollar parking fee. The trail can also be accessed near Temperance Flat from Welbarn Road.

You can do this ride as a shuttle or an out and back from any access point. You can connect to the Wuh-ki'o Trail or the Pa'san Ridge Trail at the Gorge parking lot for a truly epic day of riding.

The meadow sections of the trail are spectacular in the spring when the wildflowers are in bloom. Be careful in the summer months as the heat is significant and there is no water available along the trail.

Make sure to stop and the Big Sandy bridge that solved one of the connection problems for this trail.

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Jul 21, 2019
Usiel Alcantar
was tough only made 4.5 miles 4.5mi
Apr 21, 2019
Ñelo Anguiano
12mi
Sep 21, 2018
JD Fordyce
May 19, 2018
TS TS
Tons of cow shit, swarms of black flies, and a lot of badly maintained trail. Rode out and back from the west end, perhaps the other end is better? 15mi — 2h 00m
Feb 7, 2018
DaveJD
Sep 9, 2017
Kendrick Liu
Aug 10, 2017
Kevin Schellenberg
Feb 2, 2017
Jeremiah Clines
out and back from West end of trail. @ 8.3, 8.9, 9.7 and 10.2 there are downed trees. as of 2.2.2017 they are blocking the trail. passable but must... 19mi

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  3.8 from 12 votes

#1

in Friant

#5289

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#1

in Friant

#306

in California

#5,289

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Photos

The view from the final hill on the San Joaquin River Trail.
Dec 10, 2016 near Auberry, CA
Nearing the Magic Hour.
Mar 22, 2016 near Auberry, CA
The Big Sandy Bridge
Jan 2, 2014 near Auberry, CA
A great day out on the trail
Jan 2, 2014 near Auberry, CA
View of the river headed toward Millerton Lake.
Dec 10, 2016 near Auberry, CA
Descending along the bluff on the San Joaquin River Trail.
Dec 10, 2016 near Auberry, CA

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