3.2 miles
Distance
463 ft
Climb
-995 ft
Descent
00:19:15
Avg time
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Scotts Flat Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Nevada City
    , California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    all season
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #16708 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 60 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking

Pretty fun trail

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Scotts Flat Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -532 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,198 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,778 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,730 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,198 ft
  • Grade
    -3.158%
  • Grade max
    -46.258%
  • Grade min
    33.14%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,051 ft
  • Avg time
    00:19:15
  • Avg reverse time
    00:34:10
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Status:
on Apr 28, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.3 (21 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
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      Scotts Flat Trail Trail Reports

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      Apr 28, 2021 @ 8:58am
      Apr 28, 2021
      Pretty much ideal, no mud. Will be dry and dusty in a couple of weeks if there is no more rain :(
      Mar 30, 2021 @ 1:49pm
      Mar 30, 2021
      Mud is gone; but several puddles remain at different spots towards the bottom quarter of the trail. Otherwise, nice and dry. Going up I noticed...
      Mar 22, 2021 @ 1:09pm
      Mar 22, 2021
      Muddy in many spots, but better than Hoot. Will be good soon.
      Mar 21, 2021 @ 2:53pm
      Mar 21, 2021
      reporter Mucky in a lot of spots heading to prime in a couple of days
      Mar 11, 2021 @ 4:16pm
      Mar 11, 2021
      reporter
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 64 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 923 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,117 rides
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      Photos

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      21 |
      Jan 23, 2021 @ 11:42am
      Jan 23, 2021
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      Jan 23, 2021 @ 11:42am
      Jan 23, 2021
      65 |
      Dec 3, 2020 @ 5:17pm
      Dec 3, 2020
      139 |
      Apr 20, 2019 @ 9:16pm
      Apr 20, 2019

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      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      canhedrive (Dec 1, 2015 at 13:41)
       Look out for first couple of berms they get very powdery in the summer.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      DrHog (Jul 26, 2016 at 1:26)
       I ride a lot of miles, and this was as much fun as I've had on a trail in a long time, reminiscent of some of the great trails in South Tahoe. Well built and maintained with great flow. Thanks, Forest Trails Alliance!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Jgerbaud (Jan 23, 2019 at 15:39)
       Scott's has been newly rebuilt in December 2018.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      bl858 (Apr 28, 2019 at 23:21)
       This trail is one of my favorites anywhere, since being rebuilt this winter. The features that make this trail so much fun also require a lot of speed and some air time though. As a result, there are some places where a downhill rider will not be able to stop in time for an uphill rider. Please, if you're going to ride it uphill, be especially careful to listen/look for riders coming down, and try to get completely off the trail if possible. I know this goes against the old rule of the downhill rider yielding, but that may just not be physically possible on this one.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      gasman1 (Mar 9, 2020 at 21:50)
       Dear me! What a trail. Solidly built. Crazy flow. I need more speed next time to clear a good few features. I came back up Casci road. Quite a slog for a middle aged fat guy. I wouldn't want to pedal back up Scott's flat trail and get in the way of someone flying down, having the time of their lives, as i pounded out the cranks round those berms!
      Is there another way up apart from Scott's flat road?
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Scottyd17485 (Jun 9, 2020 at 18:02)
       Crazy awesome trail full of giant berms and pumps that can be doubled. Got a fun gap to stump jump double. Reminds me of a mini Flow Trail a La Soquel Demonstration Forest of Santa Cruz. A must hit if you are in the area.
      [Reply]

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      Videos

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      youtuber RGMTB South Lake Tahoe - Armstrong &...
      15:15 | 217 | Jun 15, 2018 , Nevada City
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      15:24 | 735 | Jun 20, 2018 , Nevada City
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      479 | May 14, 2017 , Nevada City
      youtuber Scotts Flat 2019 - New & Improved Version...
      8:21 | 450 | Feb 3, 2019 , Nevada City
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