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Spectacular singletrack in the Susan River Canyon


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Map Key

7.2

Miles

11.6

KM

100%

Singletrack

4,671' 1,424 m

High

4,288' 1,307 m

Low

883' 269 m

Up

525' 160 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Non-motorized, multi-use

Overview

This is by far the most scenic, fun singletrack anywhere around. Rock, dirt, and water. Fall is amazing here.

Need to Know

In this unusual "winter," the trail is surprisingly good. There are a few places where the trail needs some work, but it is oddly accessible in a time of year when it would normally be inaccessible..

Description

This amazing singletrack connects to the Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail and is great for groups with different skills. From Susanville, this ride starts at a BLM day use area called Hobo Camp. There is a good swimming hole, fishing, picnic areas, and restrooms.

The South Side Trail begins as narrow, hand-built singletrack next to the upper parking area. The trail twists and turns along the contour and crosses an old dirt road. The trail follows the rim above the Susan River for 2 miles and gets better and better the whole way.

There are short climbs with rewarding downhill sections all the way to Devil's Corral, which is a trailhead just west of Susanville off of State HWY 36. The South Side Trail features long sections of trail that flow seamlessly through basalt lava flows and evergreen glades along the beautiful Susan River. Riders will see the Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail across the canyon while riding.

Contacts

Shared By:

joel rathje

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 13 votes

#1744

Overall
  4.2 from 13 votes
5 Star
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4 Star
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3 Star
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2 Star
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1 Star
8%
Recommended Route Rankings

#220

in California

#1,744

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Photos

South Side SingleTrack
Sep 11, 2014 near Susanville, CA
Trail team on South Side Trail
Oct 27, 2014 near Susanville, CA
First bridge on Bizz Johnson Nat Rec
Sep 11, 2014 near Susanville, CA
Great fall sky over South Side Trail
Oct 26, 2014 near Susanville, CA
aspens
Sep 11, 2014 near Susanville, CA
Enjoying the South Side Trail
Sep 26, 2014 near Susanville, CA
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