5 miles
Distance
1,365 ft
Climb
-1,341 ft
Descent
00:48:43
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
    #15696 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    24 ft
  • Altitude min
    726 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,836 ft
  • Altitude start
    726 ft
  • Altitude end
    750 ft
  • Grade
    0.085%
  • Grade max
    -32.527%
  • Grade min
    46.385%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,590 ft
  • Avg time
    00:48:43
  • 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 Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • 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 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
  • Other Other
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      Leap Loop Trail Reports

      datedescription
      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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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 11 miles avg distance
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      Leap Loop, Visalia
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      Feb 18, 2018 @ 7:57pm
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      Leap Loop, Visalia

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      • + 1
      flag aoneal (Mar 24, 2015 at 17:42)
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