11 miles
Distance
4,243 ft
Climb
-4,527 ft
Descent
02:30:27
Avg time

South Lake Details

  • Riding Area
    Lake Sonoma
    California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • Season
    Fall or Spring
  • Global Ranking
    #44035 in Mountain Biking

This is a great, flowey singletrack ride. Usual flow is clockwise. Individual climbs are not that tough, but by the end of the ride it wears you down. Also, at about mile 26 is by far the longest and toughest climb of the ride. Best to go in fall or spring before it gets too hot.

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More Stats for South Lake bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -285 ft
  • Altitude min
    464 ft
  • Altitude max
    892 ft
  • Altitude start
    840 ft
  • Altitude end
    555 ft
  • Grade
    -0.471%
  • Grade max
    -59.054%
  • Grade min
    60.189%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,972 ft
  • Avg time
    02:30:27
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:05
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Status:
on Nov 25, 2018
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 2.75 (4 votes)

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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 Difficulties
  • 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
Directions to south-lake trailhead (38.707059, -123.009418)
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South Lake Trail Reports

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Nov 25, 2018 @ 7:40am
Nov 25, 2018
Super muddy. Couldn’t go more than a mile. Horse manure everywhere. Not well maintained.
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Nov 25, 2018 @ 7:41am
Nov 25, 2018
South Lake, My City
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Nov 25, 2018 @ 7:40am
Nov 25, 2018
South Lake, My City

1 Review & Comments

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flag taospinner (Sep 27, 2018 at 21:36)
 I started off on the trail and didn't make it far before turning around. It's just a wide completely rutted out horse manure filled trail. I should have seen this coming because the horse ranch is at the trailhead.
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