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Malakoff Diggins to Missouri Bar to South Yuba Loop

 
 5 votes

18.0 Miles 28.9 Kilometers


70%

Singletrack

2,571' 784 m

Ascent

-2,580' -787 m

Descent

3,674' 1,120 m

High

2,147' 654 m

Low

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

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A challenging loop with beautiful views

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Overview

Malakoff Diggins is the site of the water canon mining days during the gold rush, looks very spectacular. The North Bloomfield is an old mining town, now a ghost town interesting to visit. Missouri bar trail is a fun long singletrack downhill to the South Yuba river. Then follow the river on a challenging, sometimes steep, sometimes technical trail. Not for beginners.

Need to Know

Along the South Yuba there is a section where the trail is gone. It is needed to carry the bike for a little while on the rocks near the river. Lots of fun!

Description

Epic ride. Very diverse views, terrains and difficulty. Not for beginners.

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Jun 11, 2017
Michael Born
Rim trail in good condition. Trail down to the river ~2/3 down unpassable due to fallen trees, and washed out trail. Too dangerous to carry bikes. 17.8mi
May 27, 2017
Jean-Francois Dupuis
Great scenic ride. There was still a lot of fallen trees on the trail as the result of the rainy winter. 18.3mi — 3h 12m
Oct 7, 2016
Andrea Manha
Oct 1, 2016
Matt Nie
Sep 23, 2016
Matt Miles
Never again. 19.8mi — 3h 38m
Mar 22, 2016
Isaak Egge
Great trail, perfect dirt, up-downs all day long. 18.5mi — 2h 30m
Oct 25, 2015
Pavel MTB
Weather is beautiful
Apr 29, 2015
Shayne Holderby
Great downhill,steep climbs and heavily overgrown along river trail. Listed elevation gain WAY OFF well over 4K. Scenic views and Exposed 20.3mi — 4h 06m

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  4.2 from 5 votes

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in Nevada City

#1359

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#2

in Nevada City

#175

in California

#1,359

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2,388 Since Feb 26, 2015
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Conditions


Bad / Closed 10 days ago
Lots of downed trees on the trail down to the river....trail washed out, and dangerous to climb and carry bike over stumps. Upper portion/rim trail...
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