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Sandusky Trail

Intermediate
 4.3 (3)

A great all-around XC trail that is fun in either direction.


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4.1

Miles

6.5

KM

Singletrack

5,381' 1,640 m

High

4,671' 1,424 m

Low

85' 26 m

Up

774' 236 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Features -none-

Heads up for the occasional livestock.

Description

This trail is best accessed from the Big Tree parking (the top of School St. in Forest City) and can be ridden in either direction. There are plenty of switchbacks, mainly upon Pliocene Ridge, where most of the climbing is. The terrain features canopied, loamy, pine needle covered conditions that can feel like 2 flat tires after a snow melt. Great summer riding due to the shade and mild weather.

Some highlights include beautifully crafted rock walls and bridges. There aren't a ton of technical features, but there are just enough to keep you on your toes. Many of the trails here have segments that follow along, or are in an old irrigation ditch that doesn't gain/lose much elevation

Most of the elevation gain/loss is near the Big Tree parking - otherwise it has short ups and downs, with some tight turns but very little exposure. Sandusky is a great intermediate trail with optional technical features like "The Pearl Necklace," a rideable rock wall near the bridge over N. Fork Oregon Creek.

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Shared By:

Paul Rogers with improvements by Ashley Seaward

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  4.3 from 3 votes

#2

in Downieville

#7044

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#2

in Downieville

#445

in California

#7,044

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Sep 6, 2015
Tim Murphy
Love this loop with Truckee Ditch!