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Level: Advanced
Length: 9 mi (14.5 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +299/ -257 ft
Total: 6 riders

Mountain Biking South Yuba Trail

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#513 of 1,003 mountain bike trails in California
#6,268 in the world

The South Yuba trail is 9 miles long and contains some legit, narrow singletrack, winding through thick forest near Nevada City. The technicality and grade in some parts is high, so newbies beware.

It begins at Trailhead By Poorman Creek and ends at @ State Trail @ Forest Bndry.. The trail is open for the following uses: Mountain Biking. source: fs.usda.gov

First added by Jeff Barber on Jan 5, 2015. Last updated Apr 27, 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
West Terminus-On the North Bloomfield Road, from Edwards Crossing, drive north one mile to the South Yuba Campground.
East Terminus-From the South Yuba River bridge at the east end of the town of Washington, travel north less than one mile, bear left, continuing on Washington Road. After a short distance, turn left on Relief Hill Road (Rd. #36).
The pavement ends 0.4 miles west. Continue on the gravel road crossing Poorman Creek.
The trailhead is 0.1 miles beyond the creek (2 miles west of the South Yuba River bridge.).
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Nevada City, California

Advanced | 9 mi
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  • abegold

    Very pretty green trail with shade and stream in spots. Poison oak is in abundance on parts of the route. Been 15 years since there.

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