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South Yuba Trail: Edwards Crossing to Purdon Crossing

 4.0 (3)

4.4 Miles 7.1 Kilometers


Singletrack

538' 164 m

Ascent

-783' -239 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

2,144' 654 m

High

1,749' 533 m

Low

Shared By Pierre Reynes

Conditions


Minor Issues 44 days ago
Fallen Trees - ~6 fallen trees. Few places with bad blackberry bushes. One 1/4 mile rock section which requires walking. Lots of bears. History

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Narrow trail on the edge of the South Yuba River.

Pierre Reynes

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

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  4.0 from 3 votes

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#436

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#6,421

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The two sections of the Yuba trail closest to Purdon crossing are covered with poison oak and hikers. The foot traffic in combination with the exposure makes it impossible for me to really enjoy this ride, which sucks because there are some nice technical parts between the Round Mtn descent and Edward's crossing. Apr 23, 2016

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