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San Joaquin River Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.1 (17)

A great mountain bike trail local to Fresno.


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Map Key

14.5

Miles

23.3

KM

Singletrack

1,242' 379 m

High

574' 175 m

Low

2,110' 643 m

Up

2,564' 782 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Unknown

E-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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Rob Kranovich with improvements by Noah Bertolani

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 17 votes

#1

in Friant

#2350

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  4.1 from 17 votes
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Trail Rankings

#1

in Friant

#157

in California

#2,350

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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
big gate
May 2, 2021 near Auberry, CA
View of the river headed toward Millerton Lake.
Dec 10, 2016 near Auberry, CA

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May 2, 2021
Levi Pluss
Mar 7, 2021
Jack MacK
out and back
May 15, 2020
Marshall Dinkins
Great fun trail. Be careful of cows and cow droppings. Enjoyable! — 2h 30m
Feb 17, 2020
Kevin Schellenberg
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