16.1 miles
Distance
3,040 ft
Climb
-3,018 ft
Descent
3,215 ft
High Point

Might be on the harder side of moderate but doing it this way you get to end on a downhill. The drop to the South Yuba Trail is a local classic.

Detailed Description
Classic Round Mountain South Yuba Drop is a 16 mile less popular intermediate route located near Nevada City California. This mountain bike only route and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 12 trails. This route climbs 3,040 ft with a max elevation of 3,215 ft then descends -3,018 ft.
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3 Reviews & Comments

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mossterioso (Feb 20, 2019 at 11:54)
Trees are clear, still a bit of snow. Careful of dead standing trees on windy days.
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mossterioso (Feb 20, 2019 at 11:52)
Trail is clear of downed trees, lots of dead standing wood toward top of trail so be careful on windy days.
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Terranceknight (Jul 6, 2018 at 11:53)
Large tree currently down at Merrimas Way.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    3
More Stats for Classic Round Mountain South Yuba Drop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,694 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,490 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,513 ft
  • Grade max
    -78.8%
  • Grade min
    43.6%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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