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Malakoff Diggins to Missouri Bar to South Yuba Loop

 
 6 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!

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

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Sep 16, 2017
Charnley Slack
Strava said 3100' ascent, felt like it. Saw a black bear which was cool. Around a dozen trees down across the trail but not too difficult to get ar... 21mi
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

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  4.2 from 6 votes

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in Nevada City

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#2

in Nevada City

#173

in California

#1,538

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Minor Issues 32 days ago
Dry, Fallen Trees - About a dozen fallen trees beginning at Michigan Bar trail or whatever it's called. A lot of leaves along the singletrack decent so it would probably be more fun if the dirt was moist. Some sticker bushes got me as well.
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