1.2 miles
Distance
3 ft
Climb
-438 ft
Descent
00:05:29
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Culvert Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Auburn State Recreation Area
    Auburn, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #871 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #358 in E-Biking
    • #19057 in Trail Running
    • #33570 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 65 in Hiking

An awesome trail, lots of jumps berms drops and rocky areas.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Culvert Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -435 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,158 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,596 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,594 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,158 ft
  • Grade
    -6.9%
  • Grade max
    -32.2%
  • Grade min
    3.7%
  • Distance climb
    151 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    289 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:29
  • Avg reverse time
    00:23:20
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Status:
on Jan 23, 2023
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 4.3 (26 votes)
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      Culvert Trail Trail Reports

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      Jan 23, 2023 @ 11:59am
      Jan 23, 2023
      It is irresponsible to ride this trail right now. It is extremely muddy in large portions of the trail.
      Jan 23, 2023 @ 11:56am
      Jan 23, 2023
      Dec 18, 2022 @ 6:56pm
      Dec 18, 2022
      Several deep mud spots. Let it dry out don’t Rut it up!
      Nov 19, 2022 @ 2:56am
      Nov 19, 2022
      Nov 11, 2022 @ 1:09pm
      Nov 11, 2022
      Puddle on turn 5. Stay high on berm to avoid.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 29 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 878 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 12,618 rides
      • Last: Jan 30, 2023

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      Mar 14, 2022 @ 8:39pm
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      Mar 14, 2022 @ 8:39pm
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      453 |
      Mar 27, 2016 @ 9:51am
      Mar 27, 2016
      319 |
      Jan 5, 2016 @ 9:58am
      Jan 5, 2016

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      7 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      ulfdir (May 30, 2022 at 16:30)
      Lots of jumps, drops, berms, and rocky sections to break up the flow. This seems to be a very common trail to do shuttle runs on, and I can see why! Best trail in the area if you ask me.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      fpecan (Dec 9, 2021 at 18:40)
      Post 2021 fire, this trail is still just fine thanks to the work of FATRAC et al. Burnt trees here and there and the tunnel rut is a bit deeper but all in all just the same ‘ol Culvert
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Cassetta13 (Jun 22, 2021 at 19:06)
      Super dry a d loose right now, but still a lot of fun
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Indorhino (Aug 22, 2020 at 20:10)
      The black tunnel is 10 seconds horror. I'm sure there's boatloads of snakes in there. Just don't stop.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      WillieB (Nov 11, 2019 at 21:56)
      Watch for sharp rocks
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      johnr9q (Feb 26, 2018 at 11:05)
      This trail has it all. switchbacks, flow, drops, jumps, two up hills to get to it, banked turns, even a huge culvert you ride thru. The best trail in Auburn area.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      luvdownhillin1999 (Jan 7, 2016 at 9:37)
      This is a really awesome trail for riding free ride or XC!
      [Reply]





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