Level: Easiest
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +523/515 ft
Total: 12 riders

Mountain Biking Maidu / North Rim

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#388 of 987 mountain bike trails in California
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Start at the gate at the parking lot and stay to the right. The trail will have a slight incline as you move along the right side of a small point. Approximately a mile into the ride the trail will fork. Stay to the right and go toward Horseshoe Lake and follow the trail as it flows up and away and then back down to just above the parking lot of the lake. There will be a trail marker and fork at the start of Maidu trail and you immediately start the .35 mile climb up to North Rim trail. There are 3 major switchbacks and numerous waterbars and steps to navigate. At the top you can proceed back to the start point on the double track of North Rim. It is fairly easy to navigate but unforgiving lava cap. A perfect after work quick loop with a good climb, sweeping singletrack and fast rocky doubletrack back. Option to North Rim doubletrack is to head straight over to the fenceline and ride the Fenceline Trail singletrack back to the start point.

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
From East Avenue just passed the fire station enter Upper Bidwell Park Road and to into parking lot to the left just beyond 5 Mile Road. The start point is at the gate on the far side of the parking lot.
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  • k3riddle

    Great uphill climb. Good way to get a feel for the rocky condition.

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