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Scott's Flat Lake Trail

Intermediate
 4.4 (18)

The sweetest piece of singletrack bliss around!!


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Map Key

5.1

Miles

8.2

KM

Singletrack

3,769' 1,149 m

High

3,075' 937 m

Low

197' 60 m

Up

824' 251 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

This is a two-way trail so watch out on the way down!

Description

This trail was newly built and completed in 2013 as a joint project with the FTA and BONC. This is a true masterpiece of trail engineering. It has twisty banked g-outs, tabletop kickers, log and rock ride options, and such perfect flow it's unreal!! Very few tech sections, and not much cliff hugging. This smooth trail is packed down, but gets a bit chewed up after summer from all the traffic.

A perfect finish to a long Pioneer ride, it can be ridden as an out-and-back or looped. This trail is great down and not a bad climb either, far more enjoyable than going up Scott's Flat Road. If you like brutal climbs try Casci road back up instead.

The lakeside section on Scott's Flat lake is a perfect finish to the sweet downhill, it meanders along the shoreline with some exposure and several places to hop in for a swim, or just catch some rays... When you get to the dam, that's the end of the line. Return the way you came, or climb up through the campgrounds and back to Hwy 20 on Scott's Flat Road.

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Paul Rogers

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 18 votes

#2

in Scotts Flat

#649

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in Scotts Flat

#50

in California

#649

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Photos

Look for this sign to mark the entrance to the fun downhill segment!
Mar 23, 2017 near Nevada…, CA
Bermin' like a German
Apr 28, 2014 near Nevada…, CA
Probably the coolest trail bridge you'll ever find on a ride
Apr 28, 2014 near Nevada…, CA
Crystal Blue Waters of Scotts Flat Lake (great for kayaking)
Apr 28, 2014 near Nevada…, CA
You'll need to navigate this bridge by the boat dock area on Scott's Flat Lake Trail.
Mar 23, 2017 near Nevada…, CA
Taking a break and enjoying the views alongside the trail.
Jul 16, 2017 near Nevada…, CA

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Apr 18, 2021
Brice Corcoran
Jun 17, 2020
Heather Trewren
7mi — 1h 40m
Apr 20, 2018
Andrea Manha
Jun 24, 2017
Mike Buerger
one big, wheel-sucking mudpit close to casci road
May 13, 2017
Bill Dettering
Aug 27, 2016
Richard B.
4.1mi
Aug 26, 2016
Richard B.
4.1mi
Aug 5, 2016
Ramon Lobo