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North Yuba Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.3 (4)

The singletrack portion.


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Map Key

5.6

Miles

9.0

KM

Singletrack

3,765' 1,147 m

High

2,758' 841 m

Low

1,215' 370 m

Up

1,350' 412 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

The Trail begins with a doubletrack (later singletrack) switchback climb for about 2 miles that is narrow in spots. You'll be nearly immediately in tree cover and remain there for the rest of the ride. There are a few very steep and switchback climbs.

After another mile of climbing you'll cross a wooden bridge. 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 done with the trail, follow the fireroad downhill about a mile to the first bridge. Cross that to follow the road (up hill) about 4 miles back to Downieville.

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Jason Lampenrider

Trail Ratings

  3.3 from 4 votes

#6

in Downieville

#21935

Overall
  3.3 from 4 votes
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#6

in Downieville

#1,830

in California

#21,935

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Aug 20, 2017
Michael Leister
Rode as an O-A-B. Fun trail, great to soak in the river at both ends, but don't underestimate the amount of climbing. Trail gets VERY narrow in spots.
Aug 19, 2017
Michael Leister
Hard up, hard down. Cross the fire road and clamber down to the river. River soak. Hard up, hard down. River soak. Well deserved smoothie. Nap time.
May 28, 2017
Piotr Gajos
Jun 18, 2016
Jack OH
reverse one-way from Goodyear Bar to Downieville 8mi — 1h 23m
May 18, 2013
Jason Lampenrider