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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
      • 5
      • 1
      • 2
      • 12
      • 5

      Region Status
      Open as of Feb 13, 2022
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      30
      Trails Mountain Bike
      25
      Trails E-Bike
      16
      Trails Hike
      29
      Trails Trail Running
      28
      Trails Horse
      13
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      5
      Total Distance
      59 miles
      Total Descent
      12,777 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,379 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,930 ft
      Reports
      683
      Photos
      256
      Ridden Counter
      14,124

      Photos of Auburn State Recreation Area Mountain Bike

      trail: Culvert Trail
      12 |
      Mar 14, 2022 @ 8:39pm
      Mar 14, 2022
      trail: Culvert Trail
      20 |
      Mar 14, 2022 @ 8:39pm
      Mar 14, 2022
      trail: Culvert Trail
      23 |
      Mar 14, 2022 @ 8:39pm
      Mar 14, 2022
      trail: Grizzly
      27 |
      Feb 17, 2022 @ 11:30am
      Feb 17, 2022
      239 |
      Apr 11, 2018 @ 10:03pm
      Apr 11, 2018
      290 |
      May 9, 2017 @ 6:57am
      May 9, 2017
      trail: Culvert Trail
      417 |
      Mar 27, 2016 @ 9:51am
      Mar 27, 2016
      trail: Culvert Trail
      297 |
      Jan 5, 2016 @ 9:58am
      Jan 5, 2016

      Videos of Auburn State Recreation Area Mountain Bike

      Almost hitting my friend as he crashes in...
      95 | Jan 2, 2021
      That's a long way down!
      87 | Nov 2, 2020
      0:38 | 36 | Aug 4, 2020
      Rocky mash up
      trail: Rockys
      0:40 | 68 | Aug 4, 2020
      Blind DH Riding in Auburn
      4:57 | 26 | Jun 25, 2020
      Soft berms make for soft elbows....
      1:38 | 93 | Mar 11, 2020
      Squaw Flat Trail
      trail: Squaw Flat
      2:43 | 222 | Jan 14, 2018
      Foresthill Divide Connector Trail
      3:21 | 147 | Jan 14, 2018

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #3090330MKG3wishlistregionAuburn State Recreation Area
      Jun 27, 2022 @ 8:22am
      12 hours
      user #3090330MKG3wishlisttrailForesthill Divide Trail and 1 more
      Jun 27, 2022 @ 8:21am
      12 hours
      user #1769769SynthsndriddentrailKennebeck
      Jun 25, 2022 @ 2:14pm
      2 days
      user #3044889stumpyspecriddentrailClementine Trail and 5 more
      Jun 23, 2022 @ 10:27pm
      Jun 23, 2022
      user #2655892JaeRiddlewishlisttrailForesthill Divide Trail
      Jun 21, 2022 @ 10:23pm
      Jun 21, 2022

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #3027693ulfdirtrailConfluence TrailNice scenic double track trail with a couple...
      May 30, 2022 @ 4:36pm
      May 30, 2022
      user #3027693ulfdirtrailRanchThis is a fairly steep fire road that's pretty...
      May 30, 2022 @ 4:31pm
      May 30, 2022
      user #3027693ulfdirtrailCulvert TrailLots of jumps, drops, berms, and rocky...
      May 30, 2022 @ 4:30pm
      May 30, 2022
      user #1511663robertelliswtrailRockysVery fun! Reminds me alot of some trails in...
      Mar 25, 2022 @ 2:14pm
      Mar 25, 2022
      user #332833trollhuntertrailGrizzlyIt’s open again - loose dry condition...
      Mar 15, 2022 @ 6:18am
      Mar 15, 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 Bike2539 miles9,669 ft19 miles1,358 ft
      #411#208252682918,435
      E-Bike1634 miles7,818 ft16 miles1,358 ft
      #145#4450931,053
      Hike2959 miles12,582 ft27 miles1,378 ft
      #284#16746771265
      Trail Running2858 miles12,526 ft27 miles1,378 ft
      #285#1666761129
      Horse1344 miles8,409 ft20 miles1,352 ft
      2285
      Dirtbike/Moto56 miles3,967 ft5 miles1,050 ft
      2055
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