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Level: Intermediate
Length: 4 mi (6.4 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Other
Elevation: +1,364/ -1,307 ft
Total: 143 riders

Mountain Biking Clementine / Forresthill Connector Trail

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#39 of 1,003 mountain bike trails in California
#643 in the world

This trail is one of the coolest around. The flow is incredible and the views of Lake Clementine and the canyons are awesome. The trail is all rolling singletrack with a descent into a ravine and the mandatory climb out. This trail was crafted for mountain bikers by FATRAC, it\'s full of twists and turns, and like forresthill you have to be carefull not to go too fast because the sharp turns come up quick, and with the leaves on the ground you can slide off the side. Also if you have wide bars like me you have to be carefull not to drag them on the hillside when laying the bike over in the turns since the trail is cut out deep in places.

First added by Clintox50 on Nov 20, 2005. Last updated May 11, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
This is a relatively new trail which connects the Forresthill Divide Trail and the Clementine Loop. It starts just accross the road from the green gate at the top of Clementine Loop when you finally get off the asphault. The other end of the trail runs right into Forresthill Divide Trail.
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Rider questions

Q: What is the distance between clementine/connector trail and forest hill loop trail
A: I believe this is the ~4 mile connector off to one side of the forest hill divide loop. It connects the forest hill divide with Culvert trail

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  • AprilandJosh

    Awesome trail. I would say it's a little more than intermediate... especially when muddy. Lol

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  • killyahhh17

    This trail is a lot of fun and I did it when riding the Lake Clementine loop. It can be rocky at times but nothing too technical. In pretty good condition right now.

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  • Jjnight

    Great flow and single track. Some rock gardens and fire road. Loop is about 1200 feet. Take it multiple times.

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  • cgreen5150

    Just got through with a killer night ride. This trail never disappoints ! Great flow and really sweet at night.

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  • [email protected]

    Great trail. Currently a little dry which makes the trail a little slick, but still a great ride. Going up these hills will really blast your legs.

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  • Twiddles

    Best ride in Auburn area for smooth downhill. Connector trail is rolling single track with a short fire road climb and descent to the culvert trail. Culvert is a wicked fast downhill with jumps and banked corners that takes you to the confluence which has narrow exposed single track along the American River. Trail ends back at old Foresthill road and crossing road takes you to a long steep fire road climb on clementine back to your start. Easily the best riding in the area. Many riders combine Foresthill Divide ride with this ride. Best to do with two cars and save yourself the climb up Clementine.

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  • Adventure girl

    I love this trail. As others have said it has great flow. I usually ride it as part of a bigger ride. Be careful on the weekends as I have heard of a few head ons.

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  • norcalskier

    Great trail. Fun flow for the most part. Would be a great trail to hit first from the bottom then the Forest hill divide counter clockwise. Brrrrrraaaaapppppp!

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  • cgreen5150

    Rode the trail last week and about a third of it was covered in snow from the brief storm two weeks earlier. First time riding in the snow. What a blast! Downhill corners with ice were a little hairy! This is one of the best trails in the area in my opinion.

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  • cgreen5150

    This is an awesome trail. Like the others said, great flow in either direction. You can get some good speed in certain sections.

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  • schmors

    Super fun fast flowy ride. Even more fun on the way back. What singletrack is meant to be.

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  • Iharries

    Fun Trail! It has a few obstacles here and there but nothing serious worth mentioning. There's a bit of a climb toward the end but there's a bench and a nice view of the lake waiting for you so it becomes all worth it :D

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  • Juan_Gear

    Nice rolling trail, did see some riders having a bit of struggle. But thats what it's about Eh?

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  • mavrick

    Awsome downhill single track. We parked right where the road hits the river by the porter potty. There is a long climb up, but its all worth it when see the single track coming down. It is some what technical so be carful along the edges and the rock gardens, but nothing to bad. Theres all sorts of trails u can take, iv taken to and it whas awsome!

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