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Level: Intermediate
Length: 12 mi (19.3 km)
Surface: Fire Road
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +916/908 ft
Total: 8 riders

Mountain Biking Peavine Ridge

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#779 of 1124 mountain bike trails in California
#1251 in the world

The first 3.5 miles is all uphill. Look Prairie Road ends at the top where it intersects with Peavine Ridge Road. Go Left on Peavine for another 3.7 miles until the road splits in two directions. At the split go left down Thornton Road. This is the best part of the whole ride, 5.2 miles all downhill on a narrow singletrack through redwoods and grassy meadows.

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
Go 25 miles north of Garberville or 30 miles south of Eureka on Hwy 101. Take Exit 263, make a left on Ave of the Giants and go over the bridge. Make a left onto Mattole Road right after the bridge and follow this road for roughly 2 or 3 miles. The trailhead is located on the right and is marked with a trail marker that says Look Prairie Road. You can buy a map at the ranger station at the Albee Creek Campground a few miles farther down the road.
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Open (Jun 15, 2010)
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  • spacecraft

    Go when a storm is blowing through, just awesome for the forest you are in, pure dank,

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  • mcleelee

    The uphill part was not so fun. There is a lot of grass and the trail is very rocky and loose. Had to hop off a few times. Once up on the ridge, the ride gets better and you can enjoy riding through the majestic redwood forest. The absolute best part is Thronton rd, which is the 5.2 mile single track decent.

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  • kme0w2002

    This trail was a lot of fun. The uphill is challenging for a beginner and the downhill fast and thrilling without being technical.

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