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Sugar Pine Rail Trail: Twain Harte to Lyons Reservoir

Easy/Intermediate
 3.8 (10)

An easy ride through the beautiful country of the Sierra foothills.


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Map Key

5.2

Miles

8.4

KM

Doubletrack

4,330' 1,320 m

High

4,219' 1,286 m

Low

387' 118 m

Up

357' 109 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Family Friendly This section is relatively flat and easy tread, great for kids or other novices.

Description

This trail is the first 5 miles of a longer trail that was built upon an abandoned railroad grade that runs from Twain Harte up to the community of Strawberry. Along the way, this portion of trail will pass the community of Sugar Pine, and the Lyons reservoir. This relatively flat trail winds its way through conifer forests, moving along on an easy doubletrack with the hillside high above the canyon below. Sweeping views of the surrounding mountains can be had at several locations along its route.

This trail is open to all non-motorized users so there is a possibility of hikers, dog-walkers and maybe some equestrian traffic as well. Please be courteous to all trail users, and remember the cyclists should give the right of way.

Shared By:

Daniel Christianson with improvements by Ron Parker

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  3.8 from 10 votes

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  3.8 from 10 votes
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#630

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The old RR grade near the dam.
Jul 11, 2016 near Twain H…, CA
The dam at Lyons Reservoir.
Jul 11, 2016 near Twain H…, CA
This is near the starting trailhead, this trail property is owned by Sierra Industries but open to all non-motorized users.
Jul 11, 2016 near Twain H…, CA

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Nov 23, 2020
David Z
Trail is no longer accessible. Gate with sign says the road is closed for construction and logging - no public access.
Jun 27, 2020
Memo Ramirez
1st MTB Ride
Jun 9, 2020
Roger Coss
Aug 26, 2019
MARK LUNA
nice beginner trailup to the dam
Jun 23, 2019
Damon Chidester
Aug 9, 2018
Thomas McKenzie
Jun 22, 2018
Mark Jackson
Jun 20, 2018
Mark Jackson