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      No description for Northern California has been added yet! Login or register to submit one.
      AKA: NorCal
      Region Details
      • 57
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      • 44
      • 89
      • 28
      • 4

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      339
      Trails Mountain Bike
      229
      Trails E-Bike
      34
      Trails Hike
      305
      Trails Trail Running
      302
      Trails Horse
      52
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      16
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      15
      Trails Downhill Ski
      2
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      1
      Total Distance
      767 miles
      Total Descent
      148,637 ft
      Total Vertical
      11,970 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      12,002 ft
      Reports
      1,105
      Photos
      1,206
      Ridden Counter
      14,449

      Outside+ Logo Articles

      See a Perfect Sunset in Sequoia National Park, California
      Oct 8, 2019 from backpacker.com
      Private lake views and a show are a good enough reason to tackle this 3-day trek.
      Get the Giant Forest to Yourself on the Big Trees Trail
      Jan 21, 2019 from backpacker.com
      Get the popular Giant Forest to yourself when you visit Sequoia National Park in winter.

      Popular Northern California Mountain Biking Trails

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      Tarantula
      Exchequer Mountain Bike Park
      Garden Snake
      Exchequer Mountain Bike Park
      Down and Out
      Exchequer Mountain Bike Park
      Flying Squirrel
      Exchequer Mountain Bike Park
      007 (First)
      Bass Lake
      Dirtsurfer
      Exchequer Mountain Bike Park
      Parking Loop
      Exchequer Mountain Bike Park
      Cramp Up
      Exchequer Mountain Bike Park
      Buds Bypass
      China Peak Mountain Resort
      007 (Second)
      Bass Lake
      Primo
      China Peak Mountain Resort
      Eastside
      China Peak Mountain Resort
      Summit Connector
      China Peak Mountain Resort
      Switch Backs
      China Peak Mountain Resort
      Gnarly
      China Peak Mountain Resort

      Northern California Mountain Bike Routes

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      Cannonball Run Lap
      Ely Mountain
      5 miles
      The Cannell Meadow Trail (IMBA Epic)
      Cannell Trail
      25 miles
      SJRT from Wellbarn
      San Joaquin River Gorge
      13 miles
      Squaw Leap from Wellbarn
      San Joaquin River Gorge
      13 miles
      JO to Wagy Ridge
      11 miles
      007 (Shuttle)
      7 miles
      007 (Full Ride)
      14 miles
      Just Outstanding to Rocky Gulch
      Southern Sequoia National Forest
      11 miles
      Goat Mtn. Loop
      6 miles
      Rattlesnake Loop
      Hensley Lake Recreation Area
      2,487 ft

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 3 rides
      Yesterday
      • 7 rides
      Past Week
      • 69 rides

      Photos of Northern California Mountain Bike

      trail: Down and Out
      170 |
      Jun 24, 2019 @ 4:00pm
      Jun 24, 2019
      trail: Gnarnia
      405 |
      Apr 17, 2019 @ 11:33pm
      Apr 17, 2019
      trail: Down and Out
      291 |
      Apr 17, 2019 @ 11:18pm
      Apr 17, 2019
      | 2 comments
      224 |
      Apr 17, 2019 @ 11:18pm
      Apr 17, 2019
      trail: Gnarnia
      381 |
      Apr 17, 2019 @ 11:17pm
      Apr 17, 2019
      | 1 comments
      trail: Tarantula
      87 |
      Jul 24, 2018 @ 1:53pm
      Jul 24, 2018
      trail: Tarantula
      93 |
      Jul 24, 2018 @ 1:16pm
      Jul 24, 2018
      trail: Tarantula
      88 |
      Jul 24, 2018 @ 1:07pm
      Jul 24, 2018

      Videos of Northern California Mountain Bike

      Dry Creek Gap
      41 | Jul 29, 2021
      Winter 2020
      51 | Dec 3, 2020
      Winter 2020
      45 | Dec 3, 2020
      Mud room full
      trail: Mud Room
      | Dec 3, 2020
      trail: Bear Crack
      39 | Dec 2, 2020
      Dry Creek Trail, Modesto CA
      5:16 | 218 | Sep 24, 2019
      Board Meeting
      0:56 | 50 | Feb 27, 2019
      Over the bars!!
      0:16 | 689 | Jul 27, 2018

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Rebel Ridge Trail
      Bullards Bar
      May 9, 2022 @ 7:40pm
      May 9, 2022
      WetWindstokedHike down steep hill required to avoid...
      Service Road 6S42E
      Bass Lake
      May 2, 2022 @ 7:12am
      May 2, 2022
      DryDanlUO2LPA few large trees down on the road and...

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Powder Shack Trail
      Case Mountain
      May 20, 2022 @ 6:59am
      May 20, 2022
      DryDry. Overgrown with spring weeds and...mtnmike85
      Chutes & Ladders
      Case Mountain
      May 20, 2022 @ 6:59am
      May 20, 2022
      Very DrySome great lines running through, but...mtnmike85
      Roadrunner
      Exchequer Mountain Bike Park
      May 14, 2022 @ 11:55am
      May 14, 2022
      Dryovergrown most of the lower part of the trailvciuow
      Bullards Bar Trail (Old Camptonville Rd to Rebel Ridge)
      Bullards Bar
      May 9, 2022 @ 7:53pm
      May 9, 2022
      VariableTrail is cleared of all but the largest...Windstoked
      Goat Mountain
      Bass Lake
      May 9, 2022 @ 5:35pm
      May 9, 2022
      Variable Large branch across trail. It’s around...TravisGgP1p9
      Cannonball Run
      Ely Mountain
      May 2, 2022 @ 6:43pm
      May 2, 2022
      IdealTrail builder YSGTC, just spent a day...duffman1976 YSGTC
      Down and Out
      Exchequer Mountain Bike Park
      May 1, 2022 @ 8:37pm
      May 1, 2022
      Very Dryridemtbxc
      007 (Second)
      Bass Lake
      Apr 30, 2022 @ 4:07pm
      Apr 30, 2022
      DryHophead79
      007 (First)
      Bass Lake
      Apr 30, 2022 @ 4:07pm
      Apr 30, 2022
      DryHophead79
      Tarantula
      Exchequer Mountain Bike Park
      Apr 23, 2022 @ 9:10pm
      Apr 23, 2022
      Idealtwesslen

      Activity Feed

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      user #1968338Sendit08wishlistrouteGoat Mtn. Loop
      May 22, 2022 @ 10:08am
      1 day
      user #2273568Scbarteewishlisttrail007 (Second)
      May 21, 2022 @ 4:21pm
      2 days
      user #2966095Marlons7myjhwishlistrouteCase Mtn. Route #1
      May 21, 2022 @ 9:49am
      2 days
      user #2652951Rach1354wishlistrouteThe Cannell Meadow Trail (IMBA Epic)
      May 21, 2022 @ 9:17am
      2 days
      user #1734765mtnmike85addreportPowder Shack Trail and 1 more
      May 20, 2022 @ 1:13pm
      May 20, 2022

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #26121854plus2stringstrailBullards Bar Trail (Old Camptonville Rd to Rebel Ridge)Don’t ride until the trees are cleared. Too...
      May 11, 2022 @ 12:14pm
      May 11, 2022
      user #2893432TravisGgP1p9trailGoat MountainAwesome trail! Lots of fun! Great mix of flow,...
      May 9, 2022 @ 8:27pm
      May 9, 2022
      user #863479oreamnostrailChepo Saddle Road - 6S13The perfect mtb climb? Could be! Lower half is...
      May 9, 2022 @ 9:05am
      May 9, 2022
      user #863479oreamnostrailSpring Cove TrailThis trail is awesome. High speed sections...
      May 9, 2022 @ 8:58am
      May 9, 2022
      user #2889680Elijahsbtfe8trailFlying SquirrelGreat trail to work on tech or build up to a...
      May 4, 2022 @ 7:11am
      May 4, 2022

      Local Badges


      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike229372 miles74,849 ft166 miles8,957 ft
      1,1861,1053637,195
      E-Bike3490 miles9,426 ft29 miles8,284 ft
      5251802
      Hike305701 miles126,316 ft281 miles11,969 ft
      1598522,425
      Trail Running302698 miles124,787 ft279 miles11,969 ft
      39802182
      Horse5288 miles15,774 ft36 miles10,115 ft
      265
      Dirtbike/Moto1635 miles4,170 ft15 miles3,927 ft
      2606
      ATV/ORV/OHV1534 miles3,888 ft14 miles3,927 ft
      22593
      Downhill Ski22 miles1,266 ft2 miles1,211 ft
      58
      Backcountry Ski17 miles3,281 ft6 miles2,759 ft
      12
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