15.1 miles
Distance
6,675 ft
Climb
-6,546 ft
Descent
09:29:38
Avg time
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South Yuba Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Nevada County
    California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #37855 in Mountain Biking

Backcountry singletrack. No real sustained climbs but the up and down will take its toll by the end of the day.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for South Yuba Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    130 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,134 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,022 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,515 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,645 ft
  • Grade
    0.162%
  • Grade max
    -114.221%
  • Grade min
    87.759%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
  • Avg time
    09:29:38
  • Avg reverse time
    03:16:02
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on Jan 9, 2022
Wet
Avg: 4.75 (4 votes)
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
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      South Yuba Trail Trail Reports

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      Jan 9, 2022 @ 9:43pm
      Jan 9, 2022
      Like other reports mentioned, many downed trees between Missouri Bar and Primitive Camp. Big tree holes can be sketchy to hike around and there...
      Dec 24, 2021 @ 11:52am
      Dec 24, 2021
      Cleared what I could with my six inch saw. About 4 down trees that will need chainsaw. Lots of water coming out of the hills from all the snow and...
      Sep 18, 2021 @ 4:38pm
      Sep 18, 2021
      The section from bottom of Missouri Bar trail to Humbug Creek has dozen of downed trees, smaller landslides and is overgrown. Often you can't ride...
      Apr 4, 2021 @ 8:09pm
      Apr 4, 2021
      Lots of uprooted/downed oaks.
      Jan 12, 2021 @ 9:44am
      Jan 12, 2021
      The trail has been cleared from the s. Yuba staging area to Primitive Camp. The area upstream from Primitive Camp has not been cleared. The...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 2 rides
      • 59 miles avg distance
      All
      • 32 rides
      • Last: Apr 9, 2022

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      Jun 9, 2019 @ 9:20pm
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      Jun 9, 2019 @ 9:20pm
      Jun 9, 2019

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      vedson (Mar 26, 2021 at 22:57)
      I'm
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      • + 0
      Trr2001 (Jan 17, 2021 at 18:46)
      Hi
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      • + 1
      bl858 (Feb 18, 2018 at 9:20)
      I agree with with the last comment. Doing this as an out-and-back is a fairly physically demanding day out. The vast majority of the trail is pretty smooth, but you will be carrying or pushing your bike in more than one spot. The ideal setup would be a lightweight hardtail with tires that can get traction on leaf litter. A lot of tree shade, but the trail is on a south facing hillside, so it stays pretty warm. Kneepads and a long-sleeve shirt will make all the brush less annoying. Totally worth riding, just expect a backcountry adventure.
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      • + 0
      dkscott (Jan 16, 2018 at 8:47)
      Fantastic trail through remote area. This is not a ripping flow trail, so if you are looking for a place to open up the brakes for miles and miles, go elsewhere. The trail is narrow, often off camber and some overhanging vegetation in spots. The exposure is quite exhilarating in places and a fall would be bad though not nearly as dangerous as the section downstream of Edwards Crossing. The associated views are phenomenal. The trail is technical in spots, but nothing advanced
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