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Level: Intermediate
Length: 28 mi (45.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +917/ -925 ft
Total: 9 riders

Mountain Biking Susanville Ranch Park

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#178 of 1,003 mountain bike trails in California
#2,425 in the world

The trails in Susanville Ranch Park are ideal for mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, dog walking or a quiet stroll. There are many options for a variety of experiences. Trail users will find gentle grades around the meadows and up Paiute Creek Canyon, with more challenging climbs and features on Coyote Bluff and on the Horse Trail in the southern portion of the park. Several miles of narrow, challenging single track trails were constructed in May 2011 that join the Canyon Trail and Coyote Bluff Trail. Hikers will find easy climbing and dramatic views, while intermediate to advanced mountain bikers will be delighted by the undulating and meandering loops and "features".

First added by Juan_Gear on Oct 28, 2013. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: yes
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
If approaching Susanville from the east, take Main Street (hwy 36) through Historic Uptown Susanville. Turn right onto North Roop Street, which connects with Cherry Terrace. Follow Cherry Terrace to Lakewood Way. Turn left into Park entrance. For parking access to northern portion of park, continue past the parking lot on Cherry Terrace and take a right at Meadowview Drive. At the next stop sign take a left onto Paiute Lane and continue up dirt road until you reach the parking area.
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  • SidewaysCycling

    We didn't get to ride very much of this trail system do to some knee problems and lightening on 3 sides (yes it's raining in CA!!) but what we did was AWESOME! I can't wait to come back and do more of it. The coyote bluff area was perfect to me. It had some technical challenges on the up hills and really good flow on the descents. The views were splendid and the mix of wildflowers, trees and shrubs was amazing. Some key intersections had trail maps on posts which came in handy but many other intersections did not so I got a tad bit lost but you can't get really lost. There are some older wooden signs that helped a bit too. A really good map is available (we got ours at the Lassen County Chamber of Commerce office in Susanville). It is a very good map. It doesn't hurt that the people are so friendly around here.

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  • Hap Proctor   ✓ supporter

    Totally impressed. As a Floridian that spent three months out west riding some popular trails that lived up to their reputations this place blew me away. Compares to Bend & Sisters, Oregon but better in many ways (construction, traffic). Good combination of climbs, rocks, cross country sections and descents.

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  • SavageGringo

    This trail system is a Bend, OR, in miniature. There are 2 complete sections of the system. The south section is largely hand-built, with winding ascents and descents in desert-like terrain. There are a few rocky sections, lots of switchbacks, and some great side hill trails. One of the local riders directed me to the north section, where the serious action is. This climbs higher, and is extremely well-engineered. I just scratched the surface of the north trails. But I learned that there are over 100 bermed turns. Some serious work went into Susanville Ranch Park. When I asked the locals who did the work, they included: Lassen County, BLM, and labor from inmates at a nearby correctional facility. So how do you rate a first class trail system with a local ridership of only about 15... unbelievable!

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  • Juan_Gear

    1.5 mile climb out of the parking lot. Steep for a start but a great end to the ride. every conection has a sign as to where you are. great conture lines to decide which direction to head.

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