15 miles
Distance
6,675 ft
Climb
-6,546 ft
Descent
02:49:37
Avg time
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South Yuba Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Nevada County
    California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #14327 in Mountain Biking

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

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More Stats for South Yuba Trail bike 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
    02:49:37
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Status:
on Apr 2, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.65 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      South Yuba Trail Trail Reports

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      Apr 2, 2018 @ 12:32pm
      Apr 2, 2018
      Some trees down. Most after the 4 mile point.
      Jan 16, 2018 @ 8:35am
      Jan 16, 2018
      Fantastic trail. Earlier comment about bushwhacking seems overstated. There is some overhanging vegetation throughout, but this is a multiple use...
      Sep 3, 2017 @ 10:43am
      Sep 3, 2017
      Fallen trees in each mile and some overgrowth. Trail is washed away and significantly overgrown near river, approximately My ride was as much...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 2 rides
      • 24 miles avg distance
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      • 10 rides
      •  

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      Jan 24, 2019 @ 9:16pm
      Jan 24, 2019
      South Yuba Trail, Truckee
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      Jul 25, 2018 @ 9:13am
      Jul 25, 2018
      South Yuba Trail, Nevada City

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag 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
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag 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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