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  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • popular
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      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
      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.
      Region Details
      • 2
      • 21
      • 4
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of Jul 1, 2020

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      28
      Trails Mountain Bike
      28
      Trails E-Bike
      4
      Trails Hike
      27
      Trails Trail Running
      27
      Trails Horse
      26
      Total Distance
      31 miles
      Total Descent
      4,394 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,118 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,652 ft
      Reports
      4
      Photos
      47
      Ridden Counter
      385

      Photos of Olmstead Loop Mountain Bike

      21 |
      Sep 19, 2020 @ 3:01pm
      Sep 19, 2020
      45 |
      Jul 1, 2020 @ 12:09pm
      Jul 1, 2020
      14 |
      Nov 11, 2019 @ 12:35pm
      Nov 11, 2019
      trail: Rim Trail
      100 |
      Mar 24, 2015 @ 4:47pm
      Mar 24, 2015

      Videos of Olmstead Loop Mountain Bike

      Bijou Bike Park Edit
      trail: Shoreline
      0:33 | 72 | Apr 23, 2019
      Dogtail lap with Ruko
      trail: Rim Trail
      2:37 | 54 | Mar 29, 2015
      youtuber Auburn Bike Park
      6:21 | 143 | Jul 23, 2020 , Cool

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Olmstead Loop Trail
      Jul 1, 2020 @ 12:10pm
      Jul 1, 2020
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      Jun 19, 2020 @ 12:22pm
      Jun 19, 2020
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      Itchy-Scratchy
      Jun 18, 2020 @ 11:06am
      Jun 18, 2020
      Very Dryraisinbrandt

      Activity Feed

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      user #2469679EmilyAHwishlisttrailOlmstead Loop Trail
      Oct 24, 2020 @ 8:24pm
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      user #1715180jfostersafbwishlisttrailOlmstead Loop Trail
      Oct 20, 2020 @ 7:42am
      Oct 20, 2020
      user #1715180jfostersafbwishlisttrailOlmstead Loop Trail
      Oct 19, 2020 @ 10:09pm
      Oct 19, 2020
      user #2324946GrimDarkwishlisttrailOlmstead Loop Trail
      Oct 12, 2020 @ 1:44pm
      Oct 12, 2020
      user #2382883Trailhog3162riddentrailOlmstead Loop Trail
      Oct 11, 2020 @ 9:06pm
      Oct 11, 2020

      Recent Comments

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      user #2304327IndorhinotrailOlmstead Loop TrailNever seen so many hikers in my life, blunted...
      Aug 30, 2020 @ 11:13pm
      Aug 30, 2020
      user #1919725polloasadoreportOlmstead Loop TrailSounds like you don't know where to ride out there
      Jul 25, 2020 @ 7:59pm
      Jul 25, 2020
      user #2026746Cassetta13trailSt. Florian ChuteAnother trail in the area that full of deep...
      Feb 28, 2020 @ 2:55pm
      Feb 28, 2020
      user #2026746Cassetta13trailCool RunningsNot a good trail. In some spots the rut is a...
      Feb 28, 2020 @ 2:54pm
      Feb 28, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Auburn State Recreation Area 2 11 4 12.5 km
      Auburn Bike Park 1 1 22.8 km
      Cronan Ranch Regional Trails Park 3 65.3 km
      Hidden Falls Regional Park 22 39.3 km
      Granite Bay 8 69.7 km

      Local Badges

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