3 miles
Distance
1,395 ft
Climb
-719 ft
Descent
01:20:47
Avg time
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Government Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Jonesville
    Jonesville, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #28206 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

The Government Trail is a very old trail that goes from Jonesville to the historic Butte Creek House. It is mostly dirty single track with some minor rock sections. The trail has not had any maintenance in years so the beginning and end are covered with sticks and pine cones which can be a challenge to slog through. It is also difficult to follow in some sections but it is well marked with white diamonds nailed on the nearby trees. It is a challenging trail but it can be fun if you like to explore where few people ever ride.

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More Stats for Government Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    676 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,102 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,779 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,102 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,779 ft
  • Grade
    3.679%
  • Grade max
    -34.767%
  • Grade min
    44.755%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,070 ft
  • Avg time
    01:20:47
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Status:
on Oct 30, 2017
Dry
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Government Trail Trail Reports

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      Oct 30, 2017 @ 4:49pm
      Oct 30, 2017
      That happens SO fast! It was completely cleared in 2015 and super rideable. We (Trailworks) will be opening that top end first thing late-Spring...
      Sep 6, 2017 @ 11:51am
      Sep 6, 2017
      At the beginning of the trail it is very easy to stay on course , just lots of rocks you have to ride over. But after the 3rd creek crossing it...
      Sep 30, 2015 @ 9:57pm
      Sep 30, 2015
      Trail is hard to follow at the beginning/end, due to all the sticks and pine cones, but it is well marked with white diamonds nailed to the trees....
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 1 rides
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      Dec 27, 2017 @ 2:09pm
      Dec 27, 2017
      Government Trail, Jonesville
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      Dec 27, 2017 @ 2:09pm
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      Government Trail, Jonesville
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      Dec 27, 2017 @ 2:09pm
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      Government Trail, Jonesville
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      Dec 27, 2017 @ 2:09pm
      Dec 27, 2017
      Government Trail, Jonesville

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Chicomecha (Oct 30, 2017 at 16:46)
       That happens SO fast! It was completely cleared in 2015 and super rideable. We (Trailworks) will be opening that top end first thing late-Spring 2018. The lower end is open, or was before those last two windy days we had last couple weeks.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Zuns16 (Jun 25, 2018 at 16:48)
       Is this the 515 trail?
      [Reply]

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