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Malakoff Diggins to Missouri Bar to South Yuba Loop

 4.0 (10)

18.0 Miles 28.9 Kilometers


70%

Singletrack

2,571' 784 m

Ascent

-2,580' -787 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

3,674' 1,120 m

High

2,147' 654 m

Low

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Conditions


Minor Issues 75 days ago
All clear to thYubactrail, then some downed trees and overgrowth, but still mostly rideable History

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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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Jun 4, 2018
csproul
Some slow riding along the Yuba. Overall fantastic loop. 18mi — 3h 52m
Apr 29, 2018
Logan Langenhuizen
Trail needs some definite maintenance but one of the most scenic trails I’ve ever ridden. 17.6mi
Dec 9, 2017
Bryan Brewskie
Lots of big trees down across the downhill trail (Michigan bar). There was a large dead buck across the trail by the river. 18mi
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

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csproul
Davis, CA
csproul   Davis, CA
A super nice scenic ride. 1st ~11 miles down to the SF Yuba trail are cruiser and fun. The going on the SFYT is largely not very technical but very slow going due to overgrowth, some downed trees, and HaB near the end. Some amazing pools if inclined to swim. Jun 4, 2018

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