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Level: Intermediate
Length: 8 mi (12.9 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: -
Total: 64 riders

Mountain Biking Salmon Falls: Sweetwater Loop

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#86 of 1,004 mountain bike trails in California
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*This loop is only available during fall/winter when the water is low enough to reveal the old bridge over the river* Start the Sweetwater trail at the gated trailhead. Ride the complete trail, then ride up Salmon Falls Road for 1/4 mile, cross the Salmon Falls Bridge, and start riding the Salmon Falls trail. Continue 4 miles on the Salmon Falls trail (7 miles total). When you are at the top of a hill overlooking a large field, with the river on your left, you will see the old bridge visible to your left. Ride down the hill, cross the bridge, and continue straight to rejoin the Sweetwater trail. When you get to the Sweetwater trail, turn right, and ride about 1 mile back to the trail head.

First added by gar29 on Oct 25, 2004. Last updated May 2, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Take Hwy 50 east from Sacramento, exit at Folsom Blvd exit, and turn left on Folsom Blvd. Continue on Folsom Blvd to Green Valley Rd. Turn right on Green Valley Rd. Stay on Green Valley Rd until Salmon Falls Rd. Turn Left on Salmon Falls, continue on Salmon Falls Rd for 3 or 4 miles, Trailhead is on a sharp left hand turn, on the left side. If you get to the Salmon Falls Bridge, you went to far. Parking is in a little parking area, or alongside of the road. Alternately you can continue up the road and park in the SRA parking, and start the trail from that side.

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