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
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Global Ranking

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 mountain 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
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Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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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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1 Review & Comments

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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.
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