10.2 miles
1,360 ft
-1,362 ft
906 ft
High Point

Registration opens at 9am Race starts at 10am

-21 mile Race for Advanced Riders
-14 mile Race for Intermediate Riders
-7 mile Race for Beginner Riders

Entry Fee is $25

For more information contact: Stan Miklose at (707) 964-4661, or miklose@mcn.org

Detailed Description
Caspar Classic is a 10 mile intermediate race route located near Caspar California. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 10 trails. This route climbs 1,360 ft with a max elevation of 906 ft then descends -1,362 ft.
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17 Reviews & Comments

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LaMichi (Sep 15, 2022 at 7:41)
Trail Blue Gum
This ride was super fun and flowy! It winds through tight trees with small burms and built wood bridges. Definitely best to ride downhill if at all possible- think forests of Endor. This trail also does connect with a road at the bottom for loop/connection possibilities (not shown on trailforks at this time).
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Tastybite (Aug 9, 2022 at 10:29)
Took my 8-year old on his first "real" mountain bike ride here. This is a great place for an intro to riding singletrack - a few roots to maneuver, but mostly smooth redwood dirt and and nothing too steep.
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Chasebeck734 (Sep 25, 2021 at 22:12)
Trail Blue Gum
Very fun on the way down, real steep climbing up. Would only recommend going up if you want to say you did it
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Chasebeck734 (Sep 25, 2021 at 22:09)
Trail Gunslinger
Good to connect with the ride thru stump in either direction. Nothing too techy, just a fun ride. Not too fast, not too slow. Just about right. Be sure to say hi to the invisible man cooking bacon on his bbq
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Chasebeck734 (Sep 25, 2021 at 22:07)
Can go either direction, kinda steep going up but you can do it, I believe in you. More fun coming down of course. And there’s a stump you can ride through and get cool pictures!
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yooperjb RCMBA (Aug 26, 2019 at 22:10)
Great little trail right out of the gate. Great little pump features, rooty sections, and some fun little punchy steep sections through the trees.
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yooperjb RCMBA (Aug 26, 2019 at 21:56)
Trail Jim's Trail
Nothing special about this trail. It's an old, rutted out two-track that isn't very exciting.
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TallSkinnyGuy (Aug 17, 2019 at 22:23)
Very nice ride in either direction, although a little more fun towards parking area since that direction has more downhill sections. Lush ferns and other foliage line trail and redwoods surround trail. Some sections have a bunch of roots adding a technical challenge but overall a fairly easy trail that can be ridden faster than many other trails in this forest that have much tighter trees.
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TallSkinnyGuy (Aug 17, 2019 at 22:16)
Trail Jackaroo
Very pretty trail with thick ferns and redwood trees. Some rooty sections add a bit of technical challenge, but trees are mostly spaced away from trail allowing it to be ridden faster than some other trails in this forest.
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TallSkinnyGuy (Aug 17, 2019 at 22:08)
Trail Gunslinger
Very tight trees require good slow speed bike handling.
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aguynamedjoe SCMTS Staff (Aug 6, 2019 at 7:30)
Trail Blue Gum
Ended the ride with a climb up EZN. Definitely steep but a nice technical challenge to clear as well.
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MudLust (Jun 8, 2019 at 11:39)
super fun trail
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MudLust (Jun 8, 2019 at 11:39)
there is a hard right turn that’s easy to miss, if you come out on an old dirt road, you missed it. the exit has some boulders and comes out on a well used gravel road.
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Mooselectric (May 28, 2019 at 18:19)
Trail Blue Gum
After a long day of riding in JSDF, this was one of the funnest trails for sure.
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Kkindred (Oct 2, 2018 at 21:36)
Easy warm up through a beautiful enchanted Forrest.
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Kkindred (Oct 2, 2018 at 21:35)
Trail Blue Gum
Great trail. Definitely best ridden one way going down the descent. Flowey with some tight technical thrown in. Lots of fun.
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FRguild (Dec 31, 2017 at 19:47)
Trail Jim's Trail
This is really just an old.rutted out skid trail. One of the more technical trails on the coast, but really not too technical! It can be easy to get lost at the bottom, bring your GPS.

Trails in Route

Parallel Rd 500 Trail1 mile
Upper TV Trail5,233 ft
Road 5334,088 ft
3 Post1,079 ft
Beer Joint1,939 ft
Gunslinger2,766 ft
Jim's Trail2,953 ft
Ride Thru Stump4,006 ft
Jackaroo2,566 ft
Blue Gum1 mile


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More Stats for Caspar Classic mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    43 ft
  • Altitude start
    326 ft
  • Altitude end
    328 ft
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  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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Blue Gum
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