15.3 miles
2,034 ft
-2,028 ft
1 mile
High Point

Behind Bowman Mountain are wonders to behold. Hard riding too. Everybody pushes out.

Detailed Description
A Grouse Loop Back Of Beyond is a 15 mile moderately popular expert route located near Nevada City California. This mountain bike only route and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 6 trails. This route climbs 2,034 ft with a max elevation of 7,091 ft then descends -2,028 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
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  • Physical rating
More Stats for A Grouse Loop Back Of Beyond mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    3 hr 29 min
  • Altitude min
    5,868 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,868 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,873 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,649 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Grouse Ridge Trail: Sand Ridge to Lindsay Lake
Sep 16, 2023 @ 8:34pm
Sep 16, 2023
So many trees down across the trail that I stopped counting and stop photographing them all!
Round Lake Trail
Sep 16, 2023 @ 8:28pm
Sep 16, 2023
A number of trees down across the trail. Most you must climb over and can't easily ride over or around
Lindsay Lake Trail
Sep 16, 2023 @ 6:26pm
Sep 16, 2023
At least one tree down. I only rode between Grouse Ridge and Crooked Lakes Trails
Bowman Mountain Trail
Aug 25, 2019 @ 5:19pm
Aug 25, 2019
Bull Pen Trail
Aug 8, 2019 @ 3:53pm
Aug 8, 2019
Very dry and dusty.
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  • By Redhawk BONC & contributors
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