2 miles
Distance
391 ft
Climb
-376 ft
Descent
3,159 ft
High Point
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Lower Scotts Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Lower Scotts Details

  • Riding Area
    Harmony/Washington Ridge
    Nevada City, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Global Ranking
    #96156 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    NID

Pretty trail along the lake then a tough bushwhack up to the Snow Mountain Ditch. Not recommended. Overgrown and unmaintained for years between the dam and siphon. Future trail easement a possibility.

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for Lower Scotts bike trail
  • Altitude change
    15 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,983 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,044 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,059 ft
  • Grade
    0.126%
  • Grade max
    -45.243%
  • Grade min
    33.615%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    4,099 ft
  • Distance flat
    748 ft
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Status:
on Apr 29, 2018
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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
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  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • 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
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Directions to lower-scotts trailhead (39.276770, -120.972400)
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Lower Scotts Trail Reports

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Apr 29, 2018 @ 11:40am
Apr 29, 2018
Overgrown vegetation, multiple blowdowns. Nearly impassible.
Feb 17, 2018 @ 4:06pm
Feb 17, 2018
reporter Thickly overgrown, significant trail bed destruction
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1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag nelsongk (Apr 29, 2018 at 11:38)
 Just "rode" this trail and definitely a bushwack. Multiple property owners have closed off access to the west end of the trail requiring some off-piste just to find it. Totally unmaintained for years, lots of blowdowns, overgrowth. Mean dogs too.
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