1.9 miles
Distance
19 ft
Climb
-548 ft
Descent
00:11:28
Avg time

Miner's Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Harmony/Washington Ridge
    Nevada City, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    all season
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #8367 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #84537 in Trail Running
    • #37569 in Hiking
    • #845 in Horseback
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 45 in Trail Running
    • 65 in Hiking
    • 100 in Horseback

Fun mostly downhill trail. Permissible to ride up but most don't so be alert if you do.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Miner's Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -529 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,995 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,524 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,524 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,995 ft
  • Grade
    -5.4%
  • Grade max
    -34.1%
  • Grade min
    14.9%
  • Distance climb
    476 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    210 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:28
  • Avg reverse time
    00:41:29
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Status:
on May 14, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 4.35 (11 votes)
Your vote: 0

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Miner's Trail Trail Reports

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      May 14, 2022 @ 10:56am
      May 14, 2022
      Apr 18, 2022 @ 7:08pm
      Apr 18, 2022
      Varies from ideal, to "oh crap slippery" all of a sudden in some places
      Apr 4, 2022 @ 9:15pm
      Apr 4, 2022
      Dry and clear
      Jan 22, 2022 @ 8:05pm
      Jan 22, 2022
      Great condition.
      Nov 6, 2021 @ 8:00pm
      Nov 6, 2021
      About as good as it gets in my opinion. No dust, not much mud, and perfect temperatures for a lengthy ride.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 23 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 570 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,203 rides
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      Apr 20, 2019 @ 9:16pm
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      Jan 5, 2019 @ 7:18pm
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      Sep 17, 2014 @ 12:19pm
      Sep 17, 2014

      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Rtrethewey (Jun 8, 2019 at 14:21)
       Last weeks rain really beat it up, lots of loose rock near the bottom in the main riding line...
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      SikeMo (Mar 16, 2020 at 10:02)
       Is there parking at the bottom of this trail?
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      Scottyd17485 (Jun 9, 2020 at 8:56)
       Amazing Trail. If you take all of the optional features on the right it is more along the lines of a black trail, but all features can be circumnavigated by staying to the left of the trail. Features include but are not limited to: Small Gap Jumps, Side hits over trees, Jumps to wall transfers, rock gardens, super steep powdery berms. Very very sick trail indeed.

      A couple of spots you will be faced with a decision to decide your own fate. If you turn left at the first fork in the trail, you will be guided down 2 switchbacks to the road, which leads you to taxi cab. If you go to the right, you will continue on the trail. At the second fork, if you take a left, you will be on the mellow option. If you take a right, you will be brought up high to come down the steep powdery berms, which are rippin fun.

      Definitely a blast of a trail to do. If you are coming from the parking lot at the top of Scott's Flat, you will be faced with some fun singletrack that follows the road. Keep your speed for a couple of decent gap jumps. Also there are some decomposing wood features.

      There is no real parking at the bottom of this trail. When you get done with it, you will need to take the Snow Mountain trail to willow valley road. Willow valley road is a decent climb, but doing this allows you to avoid the busy street which people come flying by in cars on.

      10/10 will be shredding again.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      sactopedal (Sep 11, 2021 at 13:49)
       With the forest land closed, the ranger at Harmony Ridge Market suggested we try making a loop with Miners Trail - Taxi Cab. We did it twice and had a great ride. Typical dry late summer weather and dusty but still fun.
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      • + 0
      ksmith175 (May 11, 2022 at 15:03)
       Please do not hike up this trail.
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