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      This beautiful loop trail, which parallels Hwy 49 on one side and the American River Canyon on the other, passes through open, rolling hills with several species of oak trees, and wildflowers in spring. It also includes steep canyon descents and climbs as it crosses Knickerbocker and Salt Creeks. Side trails on the canyon side offer panoramic views of the North Fork American River and of the Auburn dam construction site. Trail markers have been posted about every half-mile and at most trail intersections.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: Regional Recreation Area
      Access Info:
      Trailhead and parking are behind the fire station in Cool. Take Hwy 49 south to Cool and turn right just before the fire station and blinking red light. This is also the Cool staging area for equestrians.
      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      • 2
      • 21
      • 4

      Region Status
      Caution as of Oct 28, 2021

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      27
      Trails Mountain Bike
      27
      Trails E-Bike
      5
      Trails Hike
      27
      Trails Trail Running
      27
      Trails Horse
      26
      Total Distance
      31 miles
      Total Descent
      4,373 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,118 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,652 ft
      Reports
      19
      Photos
      50
      Ridden Counter
      772

      Photos of Olmstead Loop Mountain Bike

      82 |
      Dec 5, 2020 @ 6:18pm
      Dec 5, 2020
      76 |
      Dec 5, 2020 @ 6:18pm
      Dec 5, 2020
      66 |
      Dec 5, 2020 @ 6:17pm
      Dec 5, 2020
      128 |
      Sep 19, 2020 @ 3:01pm
      Sep 19, 2020
      152 |
      Jul 1, 2020 @ 12:09pm
      Jul 1, 2020
      24 |
      Nov 11, 2019 @ 12:35pm
      Nov 11, 2019
      trail: Rim Trail
      134 |
      Mar 24, 2015 @ 4:47pm
      Mar 24, 2015
      trail: Rim Trail
      216 |
      Oct 18, 2014 @ 6:39pm
      Oct 18, 2014

      Videos of Olmstead Loop Mountain Bike

      Bijou Bike Park Edit
      trail: Shoreline
      0:33 | 89 | Apr 23, 2019
      Dogtail lap with Ruko
      trail: Rim Trail
      2:37 | 76 | Mar 29, 2015
      youtuber Olmstead Loop (Cool, CA) Mountain Biking
      16:09 | 309 | Jan 10, 2021 , Cool
      youtuber Olmstead Loop (Cool, CA) Mountain Biking
      16:09 | 239 | Jan 10, 2021 , Cool

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Rim Trail
      Jan 16, 2022 @ 11:34am
      Jan 16, 2022
      WetJerryplE-Bike Still plenty of mud. 25ft feet wide...
      Ranch Road Connector
      Oct 28, 2021 @ 10:15am
      Oct 28, 2021
      Wetactivelife2
      Knickerbocker Creek Connector Trail
      Oct 28, 2021 @ 10:15am
      Oct 28, 2021
      Prevalent Mudactivelife2
      Cave Valley - Shoreline Connector
      Oct 28, 2021 @ 10:15am
      Oct 28, 2021
      Prevalent Mudactivelife2
      Flume Trail
      Oct 28, 2021 @ 10:15am
      Oct 28, 2021
      Prevalent Mudactivelife2
      Olmstead Loop Trail
      Jun 6, 2021 @ 11:28pm
      Jun 6, 2021
      DryDave4406Careful of bears. I saw 2 Cubs and a mom...
      Blue Oak Trail
      Mar 16, 2021 @ 8:23am
      Mar 16, 2021
      WetDonkey69
      Salt Creek Loop Trail
      Dec 30, 2020 @ 4:55pm
      Dec 30, 2020
      VariablerobertehlersMostly dry with some mud patches.
      Salt Creek Loop Connector Trail
      Dec 30, 2020 @ 10:32am
      Dec 30, 2020
      VariablerobertehlersMostly dry with some mud patches.
      St. Florian Connector
      Dec 30, 2020 @ 10:32am
      Dec 30, 2020
      Idealrobertehlers

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2952078Ericfho7TZriddentrailCatecroft Trail
      Jan 16, 2022 @ 10:23pm
      Jan 16, 2022
      user #2262319JerrypladdreportRim Trail
      Jan 16, 2022 @ 7:22pm
      Jan 16, 2022
      user #1150676GillesAprilwishlisttrailOlmstead Loop Trail
      Jan 8, 2022 @ 10:34am
      Jan 8, 2022
      user #2824895HanyBikeswishlisttrailOlmstead Loop Trail
      Dec 17, 2021 @ 6:21pm
      Dec 17, 2021
      user #1449893kiwilovestobikewishlisttrailOlmstead Loop Trail
      Dec 11, 2021 @ 9:15am
      Dec 11, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #356573delstetrailSalt Creek Loop TrailThis is a steep rocky road decent to a steep...
      Nov 21, 2021 @ 7:52am
      Nov 21, 2021
      user #22692562x4ofTruthtrailOlmstead Loop TrailAfter the recent storms this place is a...
      Jan 30, 2021 @ 10:09pm
      Jan 30, 2021
      user #1899967JtighetrailOlmstead Loop TrailFun adventure ride compared to the trails in...
      Jan 13, 2021 @ 10:44pm
      Jan 13, 2021
      user #2491782sactopedaltrailOlmstead Loop TrailWe enjoyed an incredibly beautiful day on this...
      Dec 5, 2020 @ 6:14pm
      Dec 5, 2020
      user #1919725polloasadotrailCool RunningsYea yea— what he said :)
      Nov 29, 2020 @ 11:57pm
      Nov 29, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Auburn State Recreation Area 2 14 5 12.5 km
      Auburn Bike Park 1 1 22.8 km
      Cronan Ranch Regional Trails Park 3 65.3 km
      Salmon Falls Ranch 4 27.6 km
      Salmon Falls 27.7 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2731 miles4,373 ft14 miles1,119 ft
      #8,079#3,3814919410
      E-Bike58 miles1,529 ft4 miles951 ft
      #3,245#6691414
      Hike2731 miles4,373 ft14 miles1,119 ft
      #7,125#3,21511961
      Trail Running2731 miles4,373 ft14 miles1,119 ft
      #7,109#3,20319116
      Horse2631 miles4,354 ft14 miles1,099 ft
      #562#3777
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