North Yuba Loop
ElevationAscent: 2,029' 618 m
Descent: -2,023' -616 m
High: 3,774' 1,150 m
Low: 2,652' 808 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 36% (20°)
Current trail conditions
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“A nice continuation of singletrack from Downieville and back.”— Jason Lampenrider
The trail could be an out and back if you don't want to return on the road. If you do, be on the lookout for descending riders.
Don't be discouraged, what follows is a fast and flowy singletrack descent following the contours of the mountain back down. It's mostly smooth singletrack with a few small sections requiring technical riding skills, but not many. Watch your speed on the descent as there are some places where you could slide down an edge. Overall, it's a bit more than "Intermediate", but a bit less than "Difficult".
Once you finish the trail, follow the fireroad downhill about a mile to the first bridge. Cross that and follow Route 49 (direction => up) about 4 miles back to Downieville, or turn around and head back up the North Yuba Trail. It's not a heavily used trail, but be on the lookout for descending riders if you do.
Local Club: Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship
Apr 15, 2019: Chris McGovern and the Birth of Lost and Found
Apr 8, 2019: Jeff Sperry – From Super Volunteer to SBTS Employee
Apr 4, 2019: Comments Needed for Downieville and Quincy Trailwork
Land Manager: USFS - Tahoe National Forest Office