3 miles
1,395 ft
-719 ft
1 miles
High Point
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Government Trail Details

  • Riding area
    Jonesville, California
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • 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 start
    5,102 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,779 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,070 ft
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Government Trail Trail Reports

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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