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San Joaquin River Trail

 4.0 (9)

14.5 Miles 23.3 Kilometers


Singletrack

2,110' 643 m

Ascent

-2,564' -782 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

1,242' 379 m

High

574' 175 m

Low

Shared By Rob Kranovich

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A great mountain bike trail local to Fresno.

Rob Kranovich

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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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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
Jan 1, 2017
Jeremiah Clines
from emerald Bay eastbound past second gate to mile 8ish. 16mi
Oct 1, 2016
TJ Moore
Great weather, dry conditions.
Aug 31, 2016
Braydon-Nicole Bringhurst
Great ride. One of the better rides I've done out here near Fresno. Recommend it to anyone who is intermediate to advanced mountain biker. 10.5mi

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  4.0 from 9 votes

#2

in Friant

#4381

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#2

in Friant

#259

in California

#4,381

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