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      Located nine miles southwest of Graeagle, California, this recreation area has special geological features. There is breathtaking scenery and over 20 small lakes nearby, most of which are accessible by hiking trails. This area provides a multitude of recreational activities including camping, fishing, boating, hunting, mountain biking, horseback riding, picnicking, hiking, backpacking, swimming, windsurfing and nature study. In the winter visitors can snowmobile, cross-country ski and snowshoe. The trails in this zone are historic mining trails that are often hike-a-bike as rock is the typical trail surface. No ebikes are allowed in this riding area.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Shuttleable: YES
      Land Status: National Forest
      Long Lake Trailhead google parking directions
      Access Info:
      There are several viable trailheads in the area, as well as several lodges and campgrounds. Round Lake and Lakes Basin campgrounds are popular starting points.
      Disclaimer:
      Backpackers in the Little Jamison Creek and Smith Lake area should have a California State Campfire Permit for their camp stove. Beckwourth Ranger District Office P.O. Box 7 23 Mohawk Rd Blairsden, CA 96103 open 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday (530) 836-2575
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Caution as of 2 days
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      48
      Trails Mountain Bike
      48
      Trails E-Bike
      15
      Trails Horse
      46
      Trails Hike
      48
      Trails Trail Running
      48
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      12
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      12
      Total Distance
      72 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      24 miles
      Total Descent
      8,832 ft
      Total Vertical
      3,648 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      7,750 ft
      Reports
      191
      Photos
      35
      Ridden Counter
      4,472

      Photos of Lakes Basin Mountain Bike

      27 |
      Jun 23, 2023 @ 7:41pm
      Jun 23, 2023
      54 |
      Sep 6, 2022 @ 12:10am
      Sep 6, 2022
      98 |
      Jan 5, 2020 @ 6:32pm
      Jan 5, 2020
      303 |
      Oct 4, 2019 @ 7:47pm
      Oct 4, 2019
      250 |
      Oct 4, 2019 @ 7:46pm
      Oct 4, 2019
      264 |
      Oct 4, 2019 @ 7:46pm
      Oct 4, 2019
      199 |
      Jun 29, 2017 @ 12:31pm
      Jun 29, 2017
      196 |
      Jun 29, 2017 @ 12:31pm
      Jun 29, 2017

      Videos of Lakes Basin Mountain Bike

      mount washington bikepark
      45 | Sep 22, 2021
      youtuber Pay to play takes on a whole new meaning!!! -...
      12:43 | 97 | Dec 7, 2023 , Graeagle
      Lakes Basin - Part II: Mount Elwell Peak Trail
      10:00 | 55 | Dec 2, 2023 , Graeagle
      Lakes Basin - Part I: Jamison Creek Trail
      7:46 | 48 | Dec 2, 2023 , Graeagle
      Lakes Basin - Part I: Jamison Creek Trail
      7:46 | 38 | Dec 2, 2023 , Graeagle
      Lakes Basin - Part I: Jamison Creek Trail
      7:46 | 34 | Dec 2, 2023 , Graeagle
      youtuber More Trails at Lakes Basin (Graeagle, CA)...
      13:13 | 536 | Aug 9, 2020 , Graeagle
      youtuber Lakes Basin (Graeagle, CA) Mountain Biking
      19:59 | 474 | Aug 4, 2020 , Graeagle

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Lower Smith Creek Trail
      Jun 19, 2024 @ 9:30am
      2 days
      DryOld abandoned trail that has a lot of...dmarsh15
      Graeagle Creek Trail
      May 27, 2024 @ 8:58pm
      May 27, 2024
      Variable Tree down across a creek crossing....sarahz4 Everstoke
      Lakes Basin Trail Access
      Dec 8, 2023 @ 9:35am
      Dec 8, 2023
      Idealrivetracer SBTS
      Wades/Jamison Lake Connector
      Dec 8, 2023 @ 9:10am
      Dec 8, 2023
      Snow Packedrivetracer SBTS
      Smith Lake Trail (Trailhead to Ewell)
      Dec 8, 2023 @ 9:10am
      Dec 8, 2023
      Snow Packedrivetracer SBTS
      Smith Lake Trail
      Dec 8, 2023 @ 9:10am
      Dec 8, 2023
      Snow Packedrivetracer SBTS
      Sloat McRae Road
      Dec 8, 2023 @ 9:10am
      Dec 8, 2023
      Snow Packedrivetracer SBTS
      Sloat McRae Road
      Dec 8, 2023 @ 9:10am
      Dec 8, 2023
      Snow Packedrivetracer SBTS
      Sloat McRae Road
      Dec 8, 2023 @ 9:10am
      Dec 8, 2023
      Snow Packedrivetracer SBTS
      Sloat McRae Rd/23N08
      Dec 8, 2023 @ 9:10am
      Dec 8, 2023
      Snow Packedrivetracer SBTS

      Activity Feed

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      klloyd12wishlistrouteactivity #54435326
      Jun 20, 2024 @ 1:13pm
      24 hours
      dmarsh15addreportactivity #54375318
      Jun 19, 2024 @ 9:31am
      2 days
      AnthonyDelbonowishlistrouteactivity #54338167
      Jun 18, 2024 @ 1:54pm
      3 days
      bcgudewishlistrouteactivity #53582943
      Jun 3, 2024 @ 3:11pm
      Jun 3, 2024
      Skeableswishlistrouteactivity #53539138
      Jun 2, 2024 @ 10:22pm
      Jun 2, 2024

      Recent Comments

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      mermantrailMount Elwell Peak TrailElwell quick loop: Gray Eagle Lodge trailhead...
      Sep 7, 2023 @ 5:45pm
      Sep 7, 2023
      JP-BallschmidertrailMount Ewell Peak Trail (PCT to Silver)ridden in the western direction this trail is...
      Aug 4, 2023 @ 5:57pm
      Aug 4, 2023
      JP-BallschmidertrailSilver Lake Trail (Mud to Silver)Solid punchy climb that many riders will need...
      Aug 4, 2023 @ 5:51pm
      Aug 4, 2023
      JP-BallschmidertrailSilver Lake Trail (Silver to Bear)Little connector trail, short punchy climb if...
      Aug 4, 2023 @ 5:51pm
      Aug 4, 2023
      JP-BallschmidertrailBear Lake Loop Trail (South)I’m the westbound direction the trail begins...
      Aug 4, 2023 @ 5:49pm
      Aug 4, 2023

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Mills Peak 1 73.1 km
      Plumas Eureka State Park 1 2 13.9 km
      Madora Lake 25.1 km
      Everstoke 2 18 5 16.3 km
      Downieville Trail Network 20 289.4 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike4872 miles8,832 ft24 miles3,648 ft
      #2,703#1,406351903757
      E-Bike1541 miles2,270 ft10 miles2,818 ft
      #2,50912078
      Horse4671 miles8,763 ft24 miles3,648 ft
      #142#1181621
      Hike4872 miles8,832 ft24 miles3,648 ft
      #2,126#1,263190388
      Trail Running4872 miles8,832 ft24 miles3,648 ft
      #2,131#1,26319076
      Dirtbike/Moto1233 miles928 ft6 miles2,818 ft
      91
      ATV/ORV/OHV1233 miles928 ft6 miles2,818 ft
      #16981
      • By TheAngryTomato TRAILFORKS & contributors
      • Admins: SBTS, SBTS
      • #32620 - 4,686 views

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