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      Popular Trail Networks

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      Northstar California Resort 5 14 11 7
      Tahoe Donner 7 39 2
      Donner Summit 6 7 18 5
      Sawtooth 13 19 8
      Prosser 13 18 7
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      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      1,116
      Trails Mountain Bike
      807
      Trails E-Bike
      198
      Trails Hike
      777
      Trails Trail Running
      770
      Trails Horse
      332
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      69
      Trails Observed Trials
      1
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      42
      Trails Snowmobile
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      7
      Trails Downhill Ski
      93
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      20
      Trails Nordic Ski
      182
      Total Distance
      1,186 mile
      Total Descent
      238,909 ft
      Total Vertical
      8,933 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      9,195 ft
      Reports
      4,209
      Photos
      2,108
      Ridden Counter
      159,684

      Outside Logo Articles

      Video: How the Grinch (Almost) Ruined MTB Christmas
      Dec 24, 2019 from pinkbike.com
      Don't be like the Grinch, tune-up your trail etiquette in a cinch.
      Video & Report: Racing and Slopestyle for All at the Little Big Bike Festival
      Oct 23, 2019 from pinkbike.com
      Blue slope courses and loads of kids' events make the Little Big Bike Festival suitable for everyone.
      Video: Melamed, Gauvin, Lanthier Nadeau & Ostroski Take on America in Episode 5 of 'The Jank Files'
      Sep 6, 2019 from pinkbike.com
      The combination of moon dust and boulders at Northstar meant staying upright was a gamble on every stage.
      Video: WynTV Post Race Interviews - EWS Northstar
      Aug 28, 2019 from pinkbike.com
      Wyn interviews the survivors of Gnar-Star

      Popular Nevada County Mountain Biking Trails

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      Donkey Town Trail
      Coldstream Canyon
      Hoot Trail
      Harmony/Washington Ridge
      Jackass Point
      Coldstream Canyon
      Jackass Point Spur (East)
      Coldstream Canyon
      Gypsy
      Northstar California Resort
      Livewire
      Northstar California Resort
      Scotts Flat Trail
      Harmony/Washington Ridge
      Mineshaft
      Northstar California Resort
      Shortcut To Market
      Harmony/Washington Ridge
      Liftline
      Northstar California Resort
      Big Chief Trail (Lower Section)
      Sawtooth
      El Burro Trail
      Coldstream Canyon
      Scotts Flat Connector
      Harmony/Washington Ridge
      Sawtooth Trail (Lower Ridgeline)
      Sawtooth
      Phodogg
      Northstar California Resort

      Nevada County Mountain Bike Routes

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      Jackass-Loop-4mi
      Sawtooth
      4 miles
      Jackass A1 Double Loop
      Sawtooth
      7 miles
      Emigrant Beginner Loop
      Prosser
      5 miles
      Jackass Complete 2020
      Sawtooth
      4 miles
      Skillman to 49
      Nevada City
      22 miles
      Hoot-Scotts-Miners
      Harmony/Washington Ridge
      19 miles
      Split the Wood to become Big Chief to put on the Happy Face
      Nevada County
      26 miles
      Soda Springs to Johnson Canyon
      Boreal Mountain Resort
      10 miles
      Sawtooth, a bear, two beavers, two bridges, and a happy face
      Sawtooth
      13 miles
      Emigrant Intermediate Loop
      Prosser
      9 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 69 rides
      Past Week
      • 746 rides

      Photos of Nevada County Mountain Bike

      21 |
      Aug 21, 2021 @ 4:59pm
      Aug 21, 2021
      22 |
      Aug 21, 2021 @ 9:15am
      Aug 21, 2021
      27 |
      Aug 21, 2021 @ 9:14am
      Aug 21, 2021
      trail: Hewlett Road
      10 |
      Aug 21, 2021 @ 9:12am
      Aug 21, 2021
      trail: Miner's Trail
      173 |
      Apr 20, 2019 @ 9:16pm
      Apr 20, 2019
      trail: Hoot Trail
      379 |
      Apr 20, 2019 @ 9:15pm
      Apr 20, 2019
      trail: Miner's Trail
      331 |
      Jan 5, 2019 @ 7:18pm
      Jan 5, 2019
      trail: Hoot Trail
      317 |
      Jan 2, 2019 @ 6:24pm
      Jan 2, 2019

      Videos of Nevada County Mountain Bike

      featured The Little Big 2013

      5:27 | 2604 | Jul 21, 2014
      Northstar California Resort | Ultra Slow GOPRO 10!
      trail: Gypsy
      13 | Jul 11, 2022
      Talon Show First Ride
      trail: Talon Show
      | May 10, 2022
      That rock was too close
      84 | Feb 4, 2022
      Hard crash
      303 | Nov 29, 2021
      northstar ripping
      trail: Livewire
      21 | Nov 29, 2021
      Inside Lines at Northstar bike park
      | Oct 6, 2021
      Northstar sends (mostly)
      trail: Livewire
      17 | Aug 25, 2021

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Castle Creek Drive (Private)
      Donner Summit
      Jul 29, 2022 @ 9:34am
      Jul 29, 2022
      Very Dryjaybee59E-Bike It's mid summer...whad'dya expect!
      Sawtooth Lower Connector
      Sawtooth
      Jul 29, 2022 @ 8:04am
      Jul 29, 2022
      Drydsick

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #3137340neverwannaworkriddentrailCompass Skills Lower Loop and 3 more
      Aug 8, 2022 @ 10:32pm
      9 hours
      user #2915445JoyZBDkMzwishlistrouteAll The Views
      Aug 8, 2022 @ 9:33pm
      10 hours
      user #2465560sandski2addreportBanner Ditch
      Aug 8, 2022 @ 5:10pm
      14 hours
      user #1121627ralexandwishlisttrailThe Wire
      Aug 8, 2022 @ 4:48pm
      15 hours
      user #2081707krg5180addvideoLivewire / Northstar Bike Park
      Aug 8, 2022 @ 11:51am
      19 hours

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2090413BigmaxtrailSidewinderA pretty mellow trail, the last section is...
      Aug 7, 2022 @ 3:26pm
      2 days
      user #2090413BigmaxtrailHidden GemThe best flow of this trail area, lots of fun...
      Aug 7, 2022 @ 3:25pm
      2 days
      user #2090413BigmaxtrailMother Lode (Lower)My personal favorite section of the Motherlode...
      Aug 7, 2022 @ 3:24pm
      2 days
      user #2090413BigmaxtrailMother Lode (Upper)Some pretty loose tight switchbacks, but...
      Aug 7, 2022 @ 3:24pm
      2 days
      user #2090413BigmaxtrailWhoop it Up (Lower)Still no whoops on this, but more fun than the...
      Aug 7, 2022 @ 3:23pm
      2 days

      Local Badges

      Bike & Skill Parks

      nametypecityrating
      Boreal Mountain Resortbike parkTruckee
      Northstar California Resortbike parkTruckee
      Sugar Bowl Resortbike parkTruckee
      2Six Jump Parkskill parkTruckee
      Truckee Bike Park Dirt Jumpsskill parkTruckee

      Pinkbike Articles

      Dec 24, 2019
      Video: How the Grinch (Almost) Ruined MTB Christmas Video: How the Grinch (Almost) Ruined MTB Christmas
      Don't be like the Grinch, tune-up your trail etiquette in a cinch.
      Sep 12, 2018
      Video: Woodward Tahoe Summers With Greg Watts Video: Woodward Tahoe Summers With Greg Watts
      In early August, Greg Watts, Nic Hilton, and Robin “Rambo” Davis headed to North Lake Tahoe to check out what all the hype was about at...
      Local Trail Association

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike807956 miles162,579 ft438 miles8,934 ft
      1,9734,1949579,747
      E-Bike198282 miles49,669 ft138 miles8,875 ft
      303,309103,180
      Hike777968 miles157,267 ft434 miles8,934 ft
      994,123143,603
      Trail Running770956 miles154,177 ft428 miles8,934 ft
      14,120144,890
      Horse332426 miles64,698 ft191 miles8,684 ft
      1,439782
      Dirtbike/Moto69129 miles19,157 ft60 miles7,408 ft
      31,0071100
      Observed Trials11,158 ft3 ft72 ft98 ft
      839
      ATV/ORV/OHV4294 miles9,373 ft39 miles5,154 ft
      94622
      Snowmobile110 miles1,988 ft8 miles1,604 ft
      145
      Snowshoe720 miles2,215 ft9 miles3,878 ft
      141421
      Downhill Ski9350 miles44,590 ft48 miles2,215 ft
      82,365
      Backcountry Ski2023 miles10,131 ft11 miles4,665 ft
      81,268
      Nordic Ski182126 miles14,203 ft57 miles1,644 ft
      2163,356
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