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Salmon Falls Trail to Flagstaff Hill

 12 votes

Length

14.1 Miles 22.7 Kilometers


85%

Singletrack

Elevation

1,929' 588 m

Ascent

-1,927' -587 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

48%

Max Grade (25°)

1,397' 426 m

High

471' 144 m

Low

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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.

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Feb 21, 2018
Marc Emmett
Downhill narrow, steep, and bumpy road. Too much air in the tires probably. Trail was hurtful today 15mi
Jan 30, 2018
Nate Scott-Orman
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

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  3.9 from 12 votes

#4

in Folsom Lake

#1334

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#4

in Folsom Lake

#152

in California

#1,334

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