13.4 miles
Distance
2,764 ft
Climb
-2,755 ft
Descent
977 ft
High Point

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Detailed Description
BILL V ROUTE is a 13 mile less popular intermediate route located near Arcata California. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 37 trails. This route climbs 2,764 ft with a max elevation of 977 ft then descends -2,755 ft.
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22 Reviews & Comments

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NikomHall (Sep 2, 2022 at 12:19)
Really fun out and back before climbing up 13 and doing all the 13s at once. Kind of a tough climb but you're rewarded with some steep bermed turns on the way back down.
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NikomHall (Sep 2, 2022 at 12:19)
Really fun out and back before climbing up 13 and doing all the 13s at once. Kind of a tough climb but you're rewarded with some steep bermed turns on the way back down.
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NikomHall (Sep 2, 2022 at 12:19)
Really fun out and back before climbing up 13 and doing all the 13s at once. Kind of a tough climb but you're rewarded with some steep bermed turns on the way back down.
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NikomHall (Sep 2, 2022 at 10:50)
Fun on the way down but I usually use as a climbing trail. Way more interesting than the fire roads and some of the switchbacks keep you on your toes. Just make sure to be calling out on the lower sections where the corners are a bit blind.
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TheBikeNerd NWTA (Nov 25, 2021 at 13:32)
Great trail, but needs some renaming as mentioned in other comments. The map from the City of Arcata is unhelpful as 13 splits into two separate trails with the same name (www.cityofarcata.org/DocumentCenter/View/8903/Arcata-Community-Forest-Trail-Map-PDF). Any locals able to get this sorted?
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TheBikeNerd NWTA (Nov 25, 2021 at 13:32)
Great trail, but needs some renaming as mentioned in other comments. The map from the City of Arcata is unhelpful as 13 splits into two separate trails with the same name (www.cityofarcata.org/DocumentCenter/View/8903/Arcata-Community-Forest-Trail-Map-PDF). Any locals able to get this sorted?
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KSchroeder1980 (Aug 6, 2021 at 17:58)
Super steep descents...had to stop often to put water on my brakes and boy did they sizzle! The decent to the creek and climb out are super techy with steps and lots of rock and narrow blind turns. Gorgeous scenery and some really fun parts of the trail, but definitely a tough blue trail with SO much more climb than it seems.
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KSchroeder1980 (Aug 6, 2021 at 17:58)
Super steep descents...had to stop often to put water on my brakes and boy did they sizzle! The decent to the creek and climb out are super techy with steps and lots of rock and narrow blind turns. Gorgeous scenery and some really fun parts of the trail, but definitely a tough blue trail with SO much more climb than it seems.
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KSchroeder1980 (Aug 6, 2021 at 17:58)
Super steep descents...had to stop often to put water on my brakes and boy did they sizzle! The decent to the creek and climb out are super techy with steps and lots of rock and narrow blind turns. Gorgeous scenery and some really fun parts of the trail, but definitely a tough blue trail with SO much more climb than it seems.
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KSchroeder1980 (Aug 6, 2021 at 17:54)
Super easy to miss the entry to this trail from Fickle Hill Rd....you have to really be searching for it. And the drop in is easily one of the hardest things I've done...I would not rank this trail as green...definitely at least blue with the upper bit a definite black thanks to the steep crazy narrow decent littered with roots and tight switchbacks. Nicer once you get past the first quarter mile.
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KSchroeder1980 (Aug 6, 2021 at 17:54)
Super easy to miss the entry to this trail from Fickle Hill Rd....you have to really be searching for it. And the drop in is easily one of the hardest things I've done...I would not rank this trail as green...definitely at least blue with the upper bit a definite black thanks to the steep crazy narrow decent littered with roots and tight switchbacks. Nicer once you get past the first quarter mile.
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KSchroeder1980 (Aug 6, 2021 at 17:54)
Super easy to miss the entry to this trail from Fickle Hill Rd....you have to really be searching for it. And the drop in is easily one of the hardest things I've done...I would not rank this trail as green...definitely at least blue with the upper bit a definite black thanks to the steep crazy narrow decent littered with roots and tight switchbacks. Nicer once you get past the first quarter mile.
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KSchroeder1980 (Aug 6, 2021 at 17:54)
Super easy to miss the entry to this trail from Fickle Hill Rd....you have to really be searching for it. And the drop in is easily one of the hardest things I've done...I would not rank this trail as green...definitely at least blue with the upper bit a definite black thanks to the steep crazy narrow decent littered with roots and tight switchbacks. Nicer once you get past the first quarter mile.
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KSchroeder1980 (Aug 6, 2021 at 17:54)
Super easy to miss the entry to this trail from Fickle Hill Rd....you have to really be searching for it. And the drop in is easily one of the hardest things I've done...I would not rank this trail as green...definitely at least blue with the upper bit a definite black thanks to the steep crazy narrow decent littered with roots and tight switchbacks. Nicer once you get past the first quarter mile.
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KSchroeder1980 (Aug 6, 2021 at 17:54)
Super easy to miss the entry to this trail from Fickle Hill Rd....you have to really be searching for it. And the drop in is easily one of the hardest things I've done...I would not rank this trail as green...definitely at least blue with the upper bit a definite black thanks to the steep crazy narrow decent littered with roots and tight switchbacks. Nicer once you get past the first quarter mile.
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Bluebusadventure (Jun 20, 2021 at 16:20)
Fireroad. Used to get to trail 13 which was great.
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Bluebusadventure (Jun 20, 2021 at 16:19)
Trail Meadow (#3)
Pretty much a fireroad. Solid choice to climb up. Decent amount of hikers.
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Bluebusadventure (Jun 20, 2021 at 16:17)
Agreed with the other comment. I took my gf who’s a beginner/intermediate and she had a good time. Nice flowy trail. Riding through the redwood is worth the climb up by itself
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Bluebusadventure (Jun 20, 2021 at 16:17)
Agreed with the other comment. I took my gf who’s a beginner/intermediate and she had a good time. Nice flowy trail. Riding through the redwood is worth the climb up by itself
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Bluebusadventure (Jun 20, 2021 at 16:16)
Dry. A bit bushy with berry bushes that kinda scratch ur arms. No burms or jumps. More of a hiking trail.
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yooperjb RCMBA (Aug 26, 2019 at 23:03)
This trail should actually be split into two segments. The upper potion above Road 12 is actually Trial #13, below Road 12 it is officially Trail 13.5. This is a super fun, flowy downhill trail (best way to ride it). The upper section has quick, tight turns. The middle section is a little faster with a large, old Redwood stump to ride through. The lower section has large berms, and a few small jumps. One of the most fun trail(s) in the ACF.
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yooperjb RCMBA (Aug 26, 2019 at 23:03)
This trail should actually be split into two segments. The upper potion above Road 12 is actually Trial #13, below Road 12 it is officially Trail 13.5. This is a super fun, flowy downhill trail (best way to ride it). The upper section has quick, tight turns. The middle section is a little faster with a large, old Redwood stump to ride through. The lower section has large berms, and a few small jumps. One of the most fun trail(s) in the ACF.
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More Stats for BILL V ROUTE mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    9 ft
  • Altitude min
    167 ft
  • Altitude start
    171 ft
  • Altitude end
    180 ft
  • Grade max
    -53.5%
  • Grade min
    67.1%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,104 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Meadow (#3)
Aug 15, 2022 @ 5:42pm
Aug 15, 2022
All clear. When descending, watch for the hard left of the main trail…it can be confusing with all the disc golf paths there.
Big Rock #4
Nov 27, 2021 @ 11:06pm
Nov 27, 2021
Powerline (15)
Nov 27, 2021 @ 11:06pm
Nov 27, 2021
Ridge Loop (#13)
Nov 27, 2021 @ 11:06pm
Nov 27, 2021
Beith Creek Loop
Nov 12, 2021 @ 5:17pm
Nov 12, 2021
The rocky sections are pretty slippery right now but definitely doable.
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