5 miles
Distance
1,348 ft
Climb
-1,348 ft
Descent
00:48:16
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Leap Loop Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Leap Loop Details

  • Riding Area
    San Joaquin River Gorge
    North Fork, California
  • AKA
    Pa'san Ridge Trail
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    October - May
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
    2015
  • Land Manager
    BLM (Bakersfield Office)

There are three parts to this ride. The first part leads you down to the bridge over the San Joaquin River and up to a junction. This part is very heavily used by hikers and equestrians and requires a lot of care on your part to avoid surprising them. The second part is mostly an old dirt road that is trying to revert to a wide singletrack, but is having trouble doing so because of erosion problems. Third, you’ll ride a narrow, class 3+ singletrack that sees little use. If you ride the loop clockwise, you can take the narrow, technical singletrack downhill. Warning: This singletrack minimally requires very well-developed intermediate technical skills. It’s not a ride for beginning singletrackers! Highlights: Views of the San Joaquin River canyon, wildflowers in spring, technical and narrow singletrack. No motorized vehicles are allowed on the trails.

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More Stats for Leap Loop mountain bike trail
  • Altitude min
    750 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,836 ft
  • Altitude start
    750 ft
  • Altitude end
    750 ft
  • Grade max
    -32.527%
  • Grade min
    46.385%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,590 ft
  • Avg time
    00:48:16
  • Avg reverse time
    00:20:53
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Status:
on Nov 1, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Style
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Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to leap-loop trailhead (37.093021, -119.553909)
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Leap Loop Trail Reports

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Nov 1, 2018 @ 11:31am
Nov 1, 2018
Nov 1, 2018 @ 11:31am
Nov 1, 2018
Trail is dry but fast and fun. Careful for a large rut at the beginning of the decent.
Nov 1, 2018 @ 11:31am
Nov 1, 2018
Trail is dry but fast and fun. Careful for a large rut at the beginning of the decent.
Nov 1, 2018 @ 11:31am
Nov 1, 2018
Trail is dry but fast and fun. Careful for a large rut covered by growth at the beginning of the decent.
Jun 14, 2018 @ 6:37am
Jun 14, 2018
Might have a tree across the trail or not, as of 06/18 the campground did NOT have working water faucets (were being serviced) pack more water...
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Jun 17, 2018 @ 1:43am
Jun 17, 2018
Leap Loop, Auberry
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Feb 18, 2018 @ 7:59pm
Feb 18, 2018
Leap Loop, Visalia
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Feb 18, 2018 @ 7:58pm
Feb 18, 2018
Leap Loop, Visalia
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Feb 18, 2018 @ 7:57pm
Feb 18, 2018
Leap Loop, Visalia

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1 Review & Comments

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flag aoneal (Mar 24, 2015 at 17:42)
 3/22/2015 - Big Sandy Mountain Bike Race
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