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South Yuba Trail: Edwards Crossing to Purdon Crossing

Very Difficult
 4.0 (3)

Narrow trail on the edge of the South Yuba River.


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4.4

Miles

7.1

KM

Singletrack

2,144' 654 m

High

1,749' 533 m

Low

538' 164 m

Up

783' 239 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Description

This is a narrow trail following the South Yuba River. It should be broken down in two parts. The section between Round Mountain Trail and the Purdon Bridge is narrow and the climbs can be strenuous at times, but it is not too technical. The trail is quite smooth and not right on the edge of the canyon.

The section between Round Mountain and Edwards Crossing Bridge, on the other hand, can be quite dangerous in places. It is sometimes very narrow right on the edge of a vertical drop into the canyon with no room for mistakes, while going over root or rocks. Definitely for experienced riders only, or just hike it first to make sure you are comfortable riding it. It offers the very best views of the South Yuba River's steep canyon.

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Shared By:

Pierre Reynes

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  4.0 from 3 votes

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  4.0 from 3 votes
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#630

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Exposed singletrack along the South Yuba River.
May 3, 2016 near Nevada…, CA
Intersection of Edwards Crossing and Round Mountain Trails.
May 3, 2016 near Nevada…, CA
Riding the narrow trail along the South Yuba river
Feb 27, 2015 near Nevada…, CA

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Apr 30, 2016
Larry Russell
Aug 27, 2011
Chris Greiner