|   Rate it:

Level: Intermediate
Length: 17 mi (27.4 km)
Surface: Other
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +1,530/ -309 ft
Total: 16 riders

Mountain Biking North Bloomfield

****   Add a review
#430 of 1,003 mountain bike trails in California
#5,149 in the world

Ride starts at 3500 feet and heads north along the Pioneer Trail which rolls along sometimes close to hwy 20. Rolling is the word, rarely will the rider find themselves, not either descending or climbing. This part of Pioneer Trail is suitable for beginners with enough challenge for the advanced rider.

At 3 about MILES and 4000 feet, cross Conservation Road, where the trail will Wye, head down Pfieffer Trail following Conservation Road heading North. At about 2 MILES Pfieffer Trail will turn LEFT along Madrone Springs Road gravel road, dumping out at the junction of Cooper Road and Madrone Springs.

Madrone Springs heads east, this ride follows Cooper West dropping into the valley, and sometimes steeply grades can exceed 40%. Hardtop starts at about 6.5 MILES rolling through a rustic neighborhood. North Bloomfield Road is easy to find at 2963 feet where Cooper dead ends into it at about 8.5 miles.

Turn around and climb home, Woo Hoo you’re an animal if you don’t walk at least once. Back at the store refuel kicking it the shade, wondering why you so tired. What sounds like a simple 2000 feet of climbing is actually over 6000 feet of gain.

First added by Juan_Gear on Sep 13, 2008. Last updated Apr 28, 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
This trail information is user-generated. Help improve this information by suggesting a correction.
Getting there
5 miles above the junction of hwy 49 and hwy 20 is Harmony ridge Market, park at rear of parking lot please.
I Rode It!   Add to another list

North Bloomfield Trail map

Add to or improve this map // Share this map on your website

Local Info

Club Sponsor


Local Bike Shop

Trail checkins

Upcoming Events

Add one

Trail conditions

Dry (on Oct 27, 2018)
login to update

Camping & Lodging

Coming soon!

North Bloomfield videos

Add a video
We don't have any videos of this trail yet. Add one here.

Mountain Bike Trails Near Nevada City, California

Advanced | 9 mi
Easiest | 4 mi
Beginner | 13 mi
Intermediate | 10 mi

Rider questions

Add a review



  • vrindavan forest

    This is mountain biking at its finest with yuba river waiting you

    Reply | Thank