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Level: Beginner
Length: 10 mi (16.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: -
Total: 16 riders
 

Mountain Biking Skunk Hollow/ S Fork American River Trail

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#337 of 987 mountain bike trails in California
#4063 in the world

Connector Trail between Cronan Ranch and Salmon Falls. 2 Miles with switchbacks to first summit (highest point on trail). Trail is up/down most of the way few flats. Fun switchback section at about 4 miles. Drops from ridge summit to follow along the American River a ways. Fun Ride but for me very physical, would rate about twice or more the difficulty of Salmon Falls ride.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • Restrooms 
Getting there
50 E from Folsom, to El Dorado Hills Blvd, N. until road changes to Salmon Falls Rd. Continue to Skunk Hollow Parking Area directly across from Salmon Falls Trailhead
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  • cgreen5150
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    Fun trail that can be ridden from Cronan Ranch to Salmon Falls or the other way which is how I recommend it be ridden. Rocky climb for a few miles with switchbacks, but nothing too steep. It has some longer climbs than Salmon Falls but only a couple of steep climbs. Great views of the river at some points and towards the end (Cronan Ranch side) there is a river access trail if you feel like some water to cool off in the summer. Some good downhill rips with some flowy sections as well.

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  • Brick
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    Nice ride, clear signage, very exposed with little shade. All up or down with no flat areas. Not technical ride. Tough on a singlespeed.

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