15.3 miles
Distance
2,034 ft
Climb
-2,028 ft
Descent
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 less 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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6 Reviews & Comments

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Jtighe (Jun 27, 2021 at 20:07)
Agreed. Great going down but would not climb this
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WillieB (Aug 15, 2020 at 8:55)
What's the best direction to ride this trail?
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WillieB (Jul 12, 2020 at 9:26)
Pretty fun headed north (downhill), but would be a bitch to climb back up.
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whoisadam (Sep 6, 2018 at 12:48)
Nothing that special I would skip this trail next time. Dusty and chunky, not horrible just more fun trails in this area ie Grouse Ridge.
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whoisadam (Sep 6, 2018 at 12:47)
So most of this climb is on an overgrown fireroad / double track (i was expecting it to be much harder and more technical). It is quite dusty from horse use. The climb itself for the most part is not that technical just a slog. Once you reach the top you get a nice view and the single track begins. The downhill is loose and semi steep but I don't think it is DOUBLE BLACK hard more single black hard. After the downhill the remaining uphill single track is harder than the majority of the double track climb. I posted a video titled 'grouse ridge' gives you a sense of the downhill.
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mtbingadventures (Aug 13, 2018 at 15:23)
Incredible view once you reach the top. Then from there you start a super rocky, loose, and technical downhill that is a lot of fun. The lakes are amazing in this area.
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for A Grouse Loop Back Of Beyond mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    5,868 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,868 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,873 ft
  • Grade max
    -40.2%
  • Grade min
    71.8%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,649 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Round Lake Trail
Jun 12, 2022 @ 5:44am
Jun 12, 2022
Minimal snow sections on top, other than that the usual amount of trees across the trail. Not sure why this trail is marked as 'closed'.
Grouse Ridge Trail: Sand Ridge to Lindsay Lake
Oct 4, 2020 @ 4:37pm
Oct 4, 2020
All clear. Very loose and dry dry
Lindsay Lake Trail
Aug 25, 2019 @ 5:19pm
Aug 25, 2019
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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