Give to your favorite local project in IMBA’s Dig In campaign and REI will match all donations up to $25,000!
MTB Project Logo

Salmon Falls Trail to Flagstaff Hill

 8 votes

14.1 Miles 22.7 Kilometers


85%

Singletrack

1,929' 588 m

Ascent

-1,927' -587 m

Descent

1,397' 426 m

High

471' 144 m

Low

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

48%

Max Grade (25°)

Unknown

Update

This route features the Salmon Falls Trail with a climb and descent of Flagstaff Hill.

Matt Hindman

Overview

This route features amazing views and extremely technical, rocky singletrack for more experienced riders.

Description

This is an alternate route splitting off from the popular Salmon Falls Trail (aka Darrington Trail) near Lake Folsom, California.

Head west/southwest on Salmon Falls (Darrington Trail) looking for the split just after the switchback at Hancock Creek. From here, expect a very steep climb ( > 20% grade in some sections) up to the top of Flagstaff Hill on Salmon Falls Rd, which is a granny gear trail at best.

Turn left onto the Flagstaff Hill Connector and get ready for a rowdy descent. The payoff at the top on Mickey Mouse Connector Trail is worth the climb with great views of Folsom Lake and surrounding area and two highly technical and extreme downhill singletrack sections ( > 30% grade) with lots of challenging rocky descents and switchbacks.

As a lollipop loop, you'll meet back with Salmon Falls Rd which you'll retrace back to the Salmon Falls (Darrington Trail) back to the parking area.

Rate Featured Ride


   Clear Rating

3.8 from 8 votes


Get On-Trail Navigation

Send to Phone
Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

Jun 17, 2017
Don B
Jun 17, 2017
Joey Browning
Yep, it's a double diamond on the back side...
May 21, 2017
Christopher Claur
Apr 22, 2017
Dan R
First ride. 6mi — 1h 30m

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 8 votes

#5

in Folsom Lake

#1724

Overall
  3.8 from 8 votes
5 Star
25%
4 Star
50%
3 Star
13%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
13%
Rankings

#5

in Folsom Lake

#198

in California

#1,724

Overall
219 Views Last Month
2,411 Since Jan 4, 2017
Extremely Difficult Extremely Difficult

0%
0%
0%
0%
14%
86%

Conditions



Getting forecast...

0 Comments

MTB Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Mountain Bike

MTB Project is supported by

Support Your Local IMBA Chapter