1 mile
Distance
160 ft
Climb
-460 ft
Descent
00:05:55
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Hoot Trail

Hoot Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Harmony/Washington Ridge
    Nevada City, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat, CX
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm
  • Global Ranking
    #982 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2017
  • Land Manager

Multi-User 2 WAY TRAIL with bike friendly design. Yield to uphill travel While most bikes ride down it and loop to the top by going left or right at the bottom, it is not a one-way trail and you will encounter bikes, hikers and horses coming uphill. Good sightlines overall so keep aware and leave your earbuds out. When encountering other users, establish communication, determine the best way to yield, and say Howdy.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Hoot Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -300 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,476 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,776 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,776 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,476 ft
  • Grade
    -4.327%
  • Grade max
    -28.971%
  • Grade min
    15.938%
  • Distance climb
    2,217 ft
  • Distance down
    4,101 ft
  • Distance flat
    614 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:55
  • Avg reverse time
    00:18:04
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Status:
on Oct 16, 2020
Very Dry
Avg: 4.85 (18 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Photos
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Trail Popularity ?
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  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
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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

  • 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
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to hoot-trail-88696 trailhead (39.293549, -120.933906)
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      Hoot Trail Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Oct 16, 2020 @ 7:10am
      Oct 16, 2020
      Oct 14, 2020 @ 6:54pm
      Oct 14, 2020
      Quite dry, mildly dusty for trailing riders but not burdensome at all. Traction decent, loose over hard and some breaking bumps here in there but...
      Oct 11, 2020 @ 8:58am
      Oct 11, 2020
      Very dry and lots of dust, you will need 30 or so seconds between riders if you want a clear view of the trail.
      Sep 22, 2020 @ 4:02pm
      Sep 22, 2020
      Sep 18, 2020 @ 6:09pm
      Sep 18, 2020
      reporter Tahoe National Forest trails reopening Saturday 9/19.
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 39 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,052 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,262 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      11 |
      Sep 18, 2020 @ 7:19pm
      Sep 18, 2020
      6 |
      Sep 18, 2020 @ 7:19pm
      Sep 18, 2020
      170 |
      Apr 20, 2019 @ 9:15pm
      Apr 20, 2019
      140 |
      Jan 2, 2019 @ 6:24pm
      Jan 2, 2019

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      11 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag hoot-trail BONC (Apr 28, 2017 at 9:49)
       Best trail in town.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag Trail530 (Jun 19, 2017 at 23:01)
       Fast and Flowy. The jumps are GREAT! Don't take them down!!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag lowball (Jul 5, 2017 at 11:50)
       Rode Hoot this past Monday 2x + Scotts! Good trail, fun and flow is on point. Long enough, berms are on point, jumps totally smooth...good stuff! Nice change from riding Auburn...I'll be back with friends!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag CaMtb06 (Aug 26, 2017 at 17:00)
       The Upper portion of some of the switchbacks are getting washed out. I almost washed out on two of them.
      Use caution.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag CaMtb06 (Mar 10, 2018 at 19:38)
       What’s the trail conditions at the moment? Two weeks ago the dirt was perfect.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag CaMtb06 (Mar 13, 2018 at 16:53)
       The trail is snowed in and not rideable.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag philipmomber (Jul 9, 2018 at 18:44)
       The first big switchback is sketchy with the dusty dry conditions right now. The trail is banked before leading into the turn and with the dust on top of the hard pack dirt it's very easy to slide out before you even enter the burm
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag mtbingadventures (Aug 13, 2018 at 15:55)
       Awesome little flow trail and great berms.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag kzkelley (Apr 21, 2019 at 15:34)
       Fun trail with well developed berms.
      The signage on the trails in the area is very poor. Post will indicate there is a trail but no trail names or ratings.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Matiasek (Nov 27, 2019 at 14:26)
       Anyone know how much rain/snow hoot trail got this week? Thinking about a thanksgiving ride if it did not get too much precip or under snow.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Scottyd17485 (Jun 9, 2020 at 18:03)
       What a HOOT. Like the little fiery sibling of Scott's Flat. Reminds me of Flow Trail in the Soquel Demonstration Forest. Definitely send this if you are in the area.
      [Reply]

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