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The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
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      California is the home of mountain biking. From Mt. Tamalpais in Marin, to Santa Cruz, to Downieville, to Tahoe, to southern California, the terrain and options in this state are virtually limitless. Smooth paths, flowy fun, rocky drops, treacherous gnar, and extreme tech punctuate hundreds of trail systems and riding parks. There is something for everyone in the Golden State.
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      Region Details
      • 2,879
      • 357
      • 3,689
      • 4,301
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      • 217
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      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      16,825
      Trails Mountain Bike
      12,839
      Trails E-Bike
      2,750
      Trails Hike
      14,908
      Trails Trail Running
      14,787
      Trails Horse
      3,217
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      963
      Trails Observed Trials
      52
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      693
      Trails Snowmobile
      17
      Trails Snowshoe
      170
      Trails Downhill Ski
      734
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      46
      Trails Nordic Ski
      311
      Total Distance
      24,630 miles
      Total Descent
      909 miles
      Total Vertical
      14,477 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      14,478 ft
      Reports
      80,520
      Photos
      41,621
      Ridden Counter
      1,877,700

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      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 1,466 rides
      Past Week
      • 12,070 rides

      Photos of California Mountain Bike

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      678 |
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      Activity Feed

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      1 hours
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      2 hours
      user #1059381shilladdreportBishop Road Cutoff
      Aug 11, 2022 @ 10:32pm
      3 hours
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      3 hours
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      Aug 11, 2022 @ 8:23pm
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      Aug 11, 2022 @ 8:21pm
      5 hours
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      Aug 11, 2022 @ 3:58pm
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      Bike & Skill Parks

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      China Peak Mountain Resortbike parkLakeshore
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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike12,83417,026 miles3,200,830 ft7,618 miles14,245 ft
      #340,61880,2931,5602,045,988
      E-Bike2,7504,513 miles802,251 ft2,028 miles12,966 ft
      #417664,64720091,863
      Hike14,90222,946 miles793 miles10,010 miles14,478 ft
      #270878,94766897,756
      Trail Running14,78722,831 miles789 miles9,967 miles14,478 ft
      #25878,91754144,907
      Horse3,2177,748 miles1,274,045 ft3,340 miles13,114 ft
      #220,93152273
      Dirtbike/Moto9632,428 miles407,293 ft1,060 mile11,152 ft
      #21418,68029868
      Observed Trials5270 miles12,694 ft34 miles9,967 ft
      #215677305
      ATV/ORV/OHV6931,878 mile281,854 ft775 miles11,552 ft
      #12318,45626230
      Snowmobile1763 miles11,732 ft30 miles6,027 ft
      #33434161
      Snowshoe170242 miles42,320 ft104 miles10,259 ft
      #32610281,234
      Downhill Ski734286 miles264,505 ft264 miles9,124 ft
      #10149116,272
      Backcountry Ski46118 miles34,629 ft60 miles9,134 ft
      #38242536,202
      Nordic Ski311238 miles22,457 ft98 miles8,816 ft
      #30254756,963
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