16.7 miles
Distance
2,432 ft
Climb
-2,429 ft
Descent
1,930 ft
High Point

From Auburn Ravine Rd exit off Highway 80 go south over the Auburn Ravine Bridge. Continue 1 mile and turn Left on Lake Clementine Road. Obvious dirt parking lot on left after another 1/2 mile.

Start on the out and back Foresthill Connector Trail. Enjoy the view at the North Fork Bench Overlook after a nice climb. Continue until trail ends at the Yellow Trails Merge sign.

Take the rightmost trail up over the hill and down across Auburn Ravine Rd to continue to the next junction. Take the left onto the Foresthill Divide Trail. Enjoy the windy downhills and uphills until you once again cross Auburn Ravine Rd. Take a break at the picnic bench near the trail entrance on the north side of the road.

Enjoy the return trip on the north side of Foresthill Divide Trail until you rejoin Forrest Hill Connector Trail at the Yellow Trails Merge sign.

Detailed Description
Auburn Loop is a 17 mile popular intermediate route located near Auburn California. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 3 trails. This route climbs 2,432 ft with a max elevation of 1,930 ft then descends -2,429 ft.
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22 Reviews & Comments

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dave13748 (Aug 25, 2022 at 19:42)
Went CCW and it was a good little workout trail. Some good flow towards the end but nothing too techy. There were a few descents on road/doubletrack that were followed by tech uphill so next time I'll try it CW
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Bermer (Aug 6, 2022 at 19:37)
Really fun. I was much younger when it was first built, so now I take my ebike and ride it like I did back then.
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Bermer (Aug 6, 2022 at 19:37)
Really fun. I was much younger when it was first built, so now I take my ebike and ride it like I did back then.
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russneault (Jan 30, 2021 at 18:19)
Ride counter clockwise. Tree down across trail 2/3 way back from the top. Passable under it to left
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backyardadventuregirl (Dec 12, 2020 at 10:53)
My husband and I have ridden this loop in both directions several times. The CCW loop definitely has the best flow and descent.
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Turboz (Jul 30, 2020 at 12:23)
7/30/20
Great to hero dirt.
Portapotty so full: hovering was the only option.
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rthammy (Jun 15, 2020 at 20:29)
This is ridden counter clockwise.
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Oliviarides (Jan 21, 2020 at 9:19)
Awesome conditions.
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Percysoto (Oct 13, 2019 at 13:46)
Clockwise is a better direction. That way you go up the fire roads and down the single track.
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cooprr (Jun 28, 2019 at 21:49)
Super fun!
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cooprr (Jun 28, 2019 at 21:49)
Super fun!
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Jaylward (Apr 3, 2019 at 18:51)
Nice mellow ride. some fun natural features littered througout.
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cushdog (Jan 13, 2019 at 14:32)
Great condition right now
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asmisc (Jul 29, 2018 at 18:27)
Accidentally went CW after coming in from the connector trail, but that direction was fine. Walked several of the steeper parts. Avoid the plants. So many thorns...had to fix 2 flats.
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asmisc (Jul 29, 2018 at 18:23)
This probably shouldn't be your first real trail ride. Didn't fall, but walked a bunch of the steeper sections!
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asmisc (Jul 29, 2018 at 18:23)
This probably shouldn't be your first real trail ride. Didn't fall, but walked a bunch of the steeper sections!
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johnr9q (Feb 26, 2018 at 11:08)
Except for one steeper up and down hill, this trail is pretty mellow, expect to pedal a lot to keep the trail interesting. Definitely not a technical trail but very fun.
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johnr9q (Feb 26, 2018 at 11:08)
Except for one steeper up and down hill, this trail is pretty mellow, expect to pedal a lot to keep the trail interesting. Definitely not a technical trail but very fun.
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MTBRAM (Jan 18, 2018 at 21:18)
Excellent flowing trail with several climbs and descents. Not very technical and is perfect for the novice rider.
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luvdownhillin1999 (Jan 12, 2016 at 14:57)
Superb.
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luvdownhillin1999 (Jan 12, 2016 at 14:57)
Superb.
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luvdownhillin1999 (Jan 8, 2016 at 14:37)
Very good trail
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    451
More Stats for Auburn Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,413 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,493 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,496 ft
  • Grade max
    -57.2%
  • Grade min
    56%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Foresthill Divide Trail
Nov 26, 2022 @ 6:36am
Nov 26, 2022
Yesterday was dry
Foresthill Connector Trail
Sep 5, 2022 @ 8:20am
Sep 5, 2022
Two large trees (24” and 12”) and branches down across the trail in the same location. Be prepared to climb over.
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