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Level: Intermediate
Length: 25 mi (40.2 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +1,321/ -2,257 ft
Total: 73 riders

Mountain Biking Pioneer Trail

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#53 of 1,003 mountain bike trails in California
#957 in the world

Trail starts between market and the hwy. Small signs on the trees show the way. Cross the road at about seven miles and leave it behind now it gets even better. A roller coaster that has everything, rocks, roots, root drops, baby heads, hard pack, soft dirt, humose, short climbs, G-outs, walls, berms, jumps. We have only been 16 miles out passed where it crosses the road again. We have been told trail goes to Nevada. The back is faster but the rollers have a different feel ( like a different trail ). Bring the Single speed!

First added by Juan_Gear on Jun 11, 2005. 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
Above Nevada City at the hwy 49 hwy 20 split head east on hwy 20 about 5 miles and park small market on the left side of road.
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