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Length: 4 mi (6.4 km)
Surface: Doubletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +35/313 ft
Total: 6 riders

Mountain Biking Emerald Canyon (Road)

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#163 of 987 mountain bike trails in California
#1978 in the world

Starting from the top on Bommer Ridge (trail marker #4), after a mile on the descending ridge, you arrive on the canyon bottom (also where the singletrack Old Emerald Trail branches left). The next 1.5 miles of travel down-canyon is along a more moderate grade. At 4.2 miles the trail bends sharply downward to gate 13 at the bottom.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
North end = trail marker post #4 on Bommer Ridge
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  • swerverider

    UPDATE: As of Feb 1st 2014, work has begun on clearing vegetation along the currently closed section of Emerald Canyon Road. A new 15,000 lb fiberglass bridge will be built/installed in the coming weeks over the washed out section of trail

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