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Tour the ASRA

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Tour the Trails of ASRA.


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Map Key

25.8

Miles

41.5

KM

95%

Singletrack

1,935' 590 m

High

585' 178 m

Low

3,024' 922 m

Up

3,025' 922 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

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E-Bikes Unknown

Overview

This ride combines all the major trails in the ASRA with the exception of Stagecoach. It combines a mixture of climbing and rolling singletrack with 1000 vertical feet of downhill in just over 2.5 miles. Along the way you'll find great technical, rocky, exposed sections mixed with fast rolling singletrack covered with shade trees. A little bit of everything.

Need to Know

Parking as shown is $10 fee. Pay close attention to trail signs as they will let you know of coming downhill sections. Please use the trail mats where provided and don't slide your bike on the downhill sections. All sections of all trails can have riders and other trail users moving in the opposite direction. Uphill hikers/walkers have the right of way. No horses allowed on any trail listed in this ride.

Description

This ride starts with the classic Foresthill Divide trail some stiff climbing mixed with just enough short downhill sections. Crossing Foresthill Road trail continues with more downhill than up on this side until the trail splits and joins up with the Connector Trail. Fast rolling downhill rocky in sections leads to some short sections of uphill before crossing Lower Clementine Rd.

After a short break start up the Fire Break Trail. Short fire road climb leads to Culvert Trail and the beginning of a long downhill section. Racetrack through the jumps and berms down culvert through the tunnel and across Old Foresthill Rd. Continue your descent to the start of The Confluence Trail.

Fast and wide trail soon narrows to nice narrow fast singletrack along the river. Trail continues to drop as your speed increases and the trail becomes narrow exposed and rocky still high above the American River. Continue this fun run all the way down until your almost level with the river and you once again reach the Old Foresthill Rd. Cross the road and Clementine Climb is directly in front of you.

Begin a gradual ascent of the fire road until it narrows to slightly rocky singletrack before once again opening up to fire road width. Climbing begins to increase and at the 0.5-mile marker you reach Lower Clementine Rd. Head right and uphill on this paved road for 1.4 miles until you reach the Fire Break Trail trailhead on your right and the Connector Trail on your left.

Head left dropping down on the Connector Trail for about 2 miles of mostly flat to downhill riding before you reach the bridge crossing and the long climb up and out back to Foresthill Divide trail. Take the right fork climbing short distance before a short and quick descent back to Foresthill Rd. Cross the road angling slightly left and you'll see the trail pick up again next to a pine. Follow the trail around with a short climb before the fast 0.5-mile descent back to the parking area. Great Ride!

Contacts

Shared By:

Shayne Holderby

Trail Ratings

  4.6 from 30 votes

#428

Overall
  4.6 from 30 votes
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#62

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#428

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Photos

Culvert Trail-Auburn, CA
Aug 11, 2017 near North A…, CA
Scenery, Not my shot.
Jun 24, 2013 near Auburn…, CA
Tacky+dry singletrack on Foresthill Divide.
Feb 25, 2018 near Auburn…, CA
Connector Trail Rest Area
Apr 26, 2015 near Auburn…, CA
Narrow section. Beautiful views.
Jun 12, 2015 near Auburn…, CA
Lake Clementine downstream
Apr 27, 2015 near Auburn, CA

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Dec 21, 2020
Martin Salyer
Nov 23, 2020
Adam Pisoni
Oct 4, 2020
Tony Tobia
Sep 20, 2020
Jeremy Bubenicek
Sep 25, 2019
Israel Garcia
Aug 24, 2019
Rafa Lu
Jul 5, 2019
David Allison
25.7mi — 4h 06m
Jun 4, 2019
Nick Giorgi
2nd half of trail not worth it on hot days