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      Auburn State Recreation Area is a popular destination for riders within the greater Sacramento Area. It boasts a little bit of everything, from the smooth flowing singletrack of the Foresthill Divide Trail to the loose chunk and screaming speed of Rocky. For most of us, it's the closest riding where there's substantial elevation change.

      On a given weekend, you'll see a hodgepodge of bikes - from new riders on budget hardtails to those dentist bikes pushing $12k. You'll have fun no matter what bike you bring out here, though be warned the sharp nature of the metamorphic rocks claim their fair share of low-pressured rear tires.

      Busy days lead to a surprising amount of hiker traffic on many of these seemingly MTB specific trails. Keep your head on a swivel and be courteous and most of the time it works out.

      For the most part, if you give the trails a day or so to dry out, they will ride well in the winter. This is usually the best time to be out here as the temperatures are manageable, and the foliage is very vibrant. Please remember to RIDE THROUGH puddles. This will prevent un-natural trail widening. If you've decided to ride in the wet, then you've accepted that your feet will get wet.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Shuttleable: YES
      Land Status: Regional Recreation Area
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      Region Details
      • 6
      • 1
      • 2
      • 14
      • 5

      Region Status
      Caution as of Sep 5, 2022
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      33
      Trails Mountain Bike
      28
      Trails E-Bike
      19
      Trails Horse
      13
      Trails Hike
      29
      Trails Trail Running
      28
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      5
      Total Distance
      59 miles
      Total Descent
      12,777 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,379 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,930 ft
      Reports
      722
      Photos
      268
      Ridden Counter
      15,668

      Photos of Auburn State Recreation Area Mountain Bike

      trail: Grizzly
      5 |
      Jan 7, 2023 @ 7:36pm
      Jan 7, 2023
      trail: Grizzly
      4 |
      Jan 7, 2023 @ 7:36pm
      Jan 7, 2023
      trail: Rockys
      23 |
      Nov 27, 2022 @ 6:32pm
      Nov 27, 2022
      4 |
      Nov 24, 2022 @ 3:56pm
      Nov 24, 2022
      264 |
      Apr 11, 2018 @ 10:03pm
      Apr 11, 2018
      317 |
      May 9, 2017 @ 6:57am
      May 9, 2017
      trail: Culvert Trail
      453 |
      Mar 27, 2016 @ 9:51am
      Mar 27, 2016
      trail: Culvert Trail
      319 |
      Jan 5, 2016 @ 9:58am
      Jan 5, 2016

      Videos of Auburn State Recreation Area Mountain Bike

      Almost hitting my friend as he crashes in...
      104 | Jan 2, 2021
      That's a long way down!
      93 | Nov 2, 2020
      0:38 | 41 | Aug 4, 2020
      Rocky mash up
      trail: Rockys
      0:40 | 75 | Aug 4, 2020
      Blind DH Riding in Auburn
      4:57 | 30 | Jun 25, 2020
      Soft berms make for soft elbows....
      1:38 | 95 | Mar 11, 2020
      Squaw Flat Trail
      trail: Squaw Flat
      2:43 | 229 | Jan 14, 2018
      Foresthill Divide Connector Trail
      3:21 | 149 | Jan 14, 2018

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Culvert Trail
      Jan 23, 2023 @ 11:59am
      Jan 23, 2023
      Prevalent MudNikMartinelliIt is irresponsible to ride this trail...
      Confluence Trail
      Jan 8, 2023 @ 1:46pm
      Jan 8, 2023
      Unknowndhtahoe2010Landslide near the bottom has the trail...

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Foresthill Divide Trail
      Jan 23, 2023 @ 12:04pm
      Jan 23, 2023
      VariableTrail is mostly good to ride, with larger...NikMartinelli
      Foresthill Connector Trail
      Jan 23, 2023 @ 12:01pm
      Jan 23, 2023
      IdealRiding really well with no large mud patches.NikMartinelli
      Clementine Trail
      Jan 23, 2023 @ 7:45am
      Jan 23, 2023
      IdealE-Bike alpshunter69
      Kennebeck
      Jan 8, 2023 @ 8:00pm
      Jan 8, 2023
      DryCaution with ruts. Trail improvement...Indorhino
      Foresthill Trailhead
      Nov 19, 2022 @ 10:56am
      Nov 19, 2022
      Idealthegb1212
      Grizzly
      Nov 19, 2022 @ 2:56am
      Nov 19, 2022
      Idealthegb1212
      Mammoth Bar OHV access road
      Nov 19, 2022 @ 2:56am
      Nov 19, 2022
      Idealthegb1212
      Connector to Eastside
      Oct 31, 2022 @ 5:01am
      Oct 31, 2022
      DryTFerrao WORCA
      East Side DH
      Oct 31, 2022 @ 5:01am
      Oct 31, 2022
      DryTFerrao WORCA
      Ranch
      Oct 22, 2022 @ 12:50pm
      Oct 22, 2022
      DryDryroldog27

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #3216649dbauer775commenttrailConfluence Trail
      Jan 28, 2023 @ 10:33am
      4 hours
      user #3216649dbauer775wishlisttrailConfluence Trail
      Jan 25, 2023 @ 2:34pm
      3 days
      user #947141Bergie4449voterouteAuburn basic loop
      Jan 24, 2023 @ 10:45am
      Jan 24, 2023
      user #3216649dbauer775wishlisttrailConfluence Trail
      Jan 24, 2023 @ 10:34am
      Jan 24, 2023
      user #984355alpshunter69addreportClementine Trail
      Jan 23, 2023 @ 6:47pm
      Jan 23, 2023

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #3216649dbauer775trailConfluence TrailTrail is closed due to mud slide. Tried riding...
      Jan 28, 2023 @ 10:33am
      4 hours
      user #1982765stumprider29trailSquaw FlatWould not recommend going west (Ranch) to east...
      Jan 21, 2023 @ 10:06pm
      Jan 21, 2023
      user #2304327IndorhinotrailKennebeckClosed to motos. DH type trail mostly but...
      Jan 8, 2023 @ 7:59pm
      Jan 8, 2023
      user #2012473Hondasr151reportRockysReally rocky
      Sep 20, 2022 @ 5:27pm
      Sep 20, 2022
      user #2981223dave13748trailHoosier Bar TrailI think it's only closed to dirt bikes since...
      Aug 25, 2022 @ 7:46pm
      Aug 25, 2022

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Olmstead Loop 21 42.5 km
      Auburn Bike Park 1 1 23.8 km
      Cronan Ranch Regional Trails Park 3 67.7 km
      Hidden Falls Regional Park 22 47.9 km
      Salmon Falls Ranch 4 29.9 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2839 miles9,669 ft19 miles1,358 ft
      #437#2272607211020,316
      E-Bike1934 miles7,818 ft16 miles1,358 ft
      #157#5154631,415
      Horse1344 miles8,409 ft20 miles1,352 ft
      2397
      Hike2959 miles12,582 ft27 miles1,378 ft
      #295#18087161336
      Trail Running2858 miles12,526 ft27 miles1,378 ft
      #297#1807151171
      Dirtbike/Moto56 miles3,967 ft5 miles1,050 ft
      2085
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