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Level: Advanced
Length: 17 mi (27.4 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +1,065/ -1,052 ft
Total: 21 riders

Mountain Biking Little Pine Mountain

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#104 of 1,003 mountain bike trails in California
#1,444 in the world

11 mile climb up jeep trails to Little Pine Mtn. Then 6 miles of downhill, 3300 ft
elevation drop. Some of everything on this trail!

First added by dardoin on Jan 2, 2012. Last updated May 1, 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
From Highway 154 take the Paradise Rd turnoff and drive to Upper Oso
campground. Park in the back in day use area. Trailhead is at the end of the
parking lot.
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  • sandyfun1

    As I prepared my bike at the staging area, a local [unnamed] aid Little Pine t. was a bitchin ride. He warned me that I would have run high and shoulder my bike to clear one of the landslide sections. As I was riding alone, I took him at his word. At 2.5 miles up the trail there is a ride on the right called Cameasu Connector. Not near the exposure as Buckhorn but just as fun. It was about 4 miles down and up to Paradise road.Then an easy pedal, with a mile of singletrack back to the traihead. The first 2.5 miles up Buckhorn will eork you out.
    It was a less itimidating ride

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  • Eric Foltz

    Great route. Tough fireroad climb followed by an awesome ST downhill. I rode this in the spring and the wildflowers were everywhere. A little exposed in places but rideable.

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  • ****

    Long fire road climb. Steep at bottom then levels out for a long grind. Downhill off of Upper Oso is a little sketchy at the top. Lots of off camber narrow single track. Be cautious or fall a long way down. On a hot day it is a 4 bottle ride.

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