South Grove Loop
ElevationAscent: 1,243' 379 m
Descent: -1,243' -379 m
High: 5,586' 1,703 m
Low: 4,450' 1,356 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)
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“A truly hidden gem representing the only real mountain biking in Calaveras Big Trees State Park.”— Dan Oakland
From the parking lot, start straight on the trail around the gate and you'll go slightly downhill to a wooden bridge crossing Beaver Creek. You'll turn south after the bridge and stay straight (SSE) to start the loop at an intersection about 1.3 miles from your start. You are now on 5N45, you're starting the climb, and will be heading northeast until the trail peaks at about 4.4 miles.
Now you'll be on rolling terrain as the trail goes southwest then north back to the original intersection. Continue straight on to other fire roads or go left and across the bridge back to your car.
Land Manager: California State Parks - Central Valley District