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Level: Intermediate
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +1,055/1 ft
Total: 46 riders

Mountain Biking Brown's Ravine

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#806 of 995 mountain bike trails in California
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The trail is single track, intermediate level, and ends ar the entrance road to Browns Ravine marina. There are some side trails you can take but should be no problem following the main trail. This is a very well used multi use trail (hikers, runners, bikers, possibly horses), so be carefully on blind turns and respect each other. Can be hot during the summer, so bring water. Also right along Folsom lake so you can always take a dip to cool off.

First added by tricartertri on Jul 15, 2013. Last updated May 5, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Trail starts at the intersection of Green Valley Road & Sophia Parkway in El Dorado Hills. Park on the side Sophia Parkway (usually there are a number of cars there). Cross Green Valley road and up the gravel road. You'll go through the right side of a yellow gate then continue up the hill. Single track trail begins on the right sude about 2/3 up the hill before you reach the top if the gravel road.
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  • teambrun1988

    gorgeous trail!!! lots of wildlife, the dirt gets moist and sticky so if you rock a heavy ride be prepared to sink.

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  • Eric Foltz

    Short trail linking two of the boat ramps on the south side of the lake. Trail contours around the lake with a couple of ups and downs. Nothing technical.

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  • Twiddles

    Browns Ravine Topo is actually a much larger loop 16.5 miles. Loop has about 60% single track and covers most of the creek trails inside the City of El Dorado Hills. Great ride do it before development closes the route.

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  • Mante

    The trail is a fun one but pretty short - (less than 45 minutes round trip), I live in Folsom so rode my bike from home. I accessed the west end of the trail from Folsom Point state park and rode across Dike 8 of Folsom Lake to the single track. Lots of people at either end but in the middle it was just another bike or 2. Once at Browns Ravine, lots of people again. I started to ride further east at Browns Ravine on the east side of the park entrance but came across a sign saying no-bikes - only horses and hikers :( I decided to not fight the system so I turned around. I did follow the park road all the way to the end to access a single track that just kept going to the east and didn't see any no-bike signs. Not sure what the name of that trail is but it whre was fun.

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  • Eugene Ogorodnik

    A rather short loop, good for beginner riders. There are some rocks, albeit very few. You could ride all the way down to the lake, although it does get pretty muddy.

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  • cgreen5150

    Decent trail for getting some relatively flat cardio in. Pretty short but there are different trails off the main trail to check out. Some riders have set-up some jumps on a decent downhill section to keep it interesting. First time out there and I may have missed something, but even after going on some of the connector trails I still only rode a little over 4 1/2 miles. (This was originally stated as 6 miles).

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