Pioneer Trail

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32
miles

Intermediate

Singletrack
↑ 7,300 ft
↓ 4,700 ft
12.1
avg mph
33
ridden
26
wishlist
1:43
avg time

Out & Back
AVERAGE RATING
4.50 out of 5
About This Trail
added by Juan_Gear Singletrack on June 11, 2005
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Trail starts between market and the hwy. Small signs on the trees show the way. Cross the road at about seven miles and leave it behind now it gets even better. A roller coaster that has everything, rocks, roots, root drops, baby heads, hard pack, soft dirt, humose, short climbs, G-outs, walls, berms, jumps. We have only been 16 miles out passed where it crosses the road again. We have been told trail goes to Nevada. The back is faster but the rollers have a different feel ( like a different trail ). Bring the Single speed!
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cgreen5150 on September 6, 2014
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Review: This trail has a little bit of everything. For the most part the climbs are pretty easy but there are a few that require some grunt and some skills. The dirt for most of the trail is very thick but not enough to slow you down too much. Great scenery and some good rolling sections as well. I've only taken it about 15 miles out. Not sure about the last 17 and what that's like, but 30 miles for the day was enough for me! Ride it....you'll like it.

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gregval on May 5, 2014
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Review: Good trail to "take a break" from other tougher trails. Long gradual climb if you leave from Harmony Ridge convenience store. Note, the portapotty use requires a purchase from the store.
We rode up to the campground, and had a nice lunch overlooking the valley to the SW.
Fun downhill; the local bikers have added some nice features for your enjoyment.

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FgiantP on August 28, 2012
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Review: If you park at the White Cloud Tahoe National Forest entrance off of 20 and start there it is a sweet downhill fast singletrack towards Nevada City. I ride with a beginner and he is able to enjoy this trail just as much as I do. You ride roughly 7 miles to the 5 mile house off of 20. Once you reach the 5 mile house you will cross the road and ride for a couple miles until the trail ends. When the trail ends you must cross the road again. This section is more difficult and requires a certain level of confidence in riding capabilities compared to the first 2 sections of the trail. This section of the trail will end at the ranger station near 49. Overall this is a really fun ride. We shuttle, parking at White Cloud and the ranger station. Road the trail yesterday and it is in good condition. Have fun!

Similar Trail: Foresthill Divide

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Doug_Houston on November 28, 2006
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Review: Not the most technical trail, nor the best for a cardio workout. However, there is great scerenry along the way once you take trails off hwy 20.

Similar Trail: North Fork Yuba

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Juan_Gear on September 27, 2005
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* Review edited 9/19/2008

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Juan_Gear on July 10, 2005
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Review: Thik I found a way to get to Bear Valley about 18 miles out and some new single track dropping into the valley

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Juan_Gear on July 3, 2005
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Review: Just got back from maybe my favorit trail. Singlespeeds are perfect

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Juan_Gear on June 12, 2005
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Review: A favorite. dry, wet, snow

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Pioneer Trail MTB Trail 4.50 out of 5 based on 8 ratings. 8 user reviews.
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Trail Features
 
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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