3 miles
Distance
463 ft
Climb
-995 ft
Descent
00:21:01
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 [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 75 in Hiking

Pretty fun trail

More Stats for Scotts Flat Trail bike 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 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,051 ft
  • Avg time
    00:21:01
  • Avg reverse time
    00:26:31
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Status:
on Dec 5, 2019
Snow Covered
Avg: 4 (11 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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Scotts Flat Trail Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Dec 5, 2019 @ 8:31am
      Dec 5, 2019
      As of Dec 3rd
      Nov 25, 2019 @ 10:13am
      Nov 25, 2019
      Quite a bit rutted in many spots as you descend on Sunday 11/24/19. Slowed us down a bit, here and there. Hoot was in better condition on the...
      Aug 9, 2019 @ 10:29am
      Aug 9, 2019
      Aug 3, 2019 @ 9:02am
      Aug 3, 2019
      Jul 4, 2019 @ 8:14am
      Jul 4, 2019
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 6 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 395 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 704 rides
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      Photos

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      59 |
      Apr 21, 2019 @ 12:09pm
      Apr 21, 2019
      46 |
      Apr 20, 2019 @ 9:16pm
      Apr 20, 2019

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      8 miles
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      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      flag canhedrive (Dec 1, 2015 at 13:41)
       Look out for first couple of berms they get very powdery in the summer.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag 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
      flag Jgerbaud (Jan 23, 2019 at 15:39)
       Scott's has been newly rebuilt in December 2018.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag 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]

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