15 miles
Distance
6,675 ft
Climb
-6,546 ft
Descent
02:28:41
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
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • 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 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
    02:28:41
  • Avg reverse time
    03:16:02
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Status:
on Jan 12, 2021
Variable
Avg: 4.75 (4 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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  • < 1 month
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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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      South Yuba Trail Trail Reports

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      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...
      Jan 2, 2021 @ 8:52am
      Jan 2, 2021
      This report is for Missouri Bar and s. Yuba from the tie at Missouri Bar to the s. Yuba staging area (downstream). There are to many uprooted...
      Dec 5, 2020 @ 7:42am
      Dec 5, 2020
      Rode out and back from Washington end. Lots of trail work has been done to clear uprooted oaks. We took a saw and cleared new deadwood. Trail is...
      Oct 12, 2020 @ 7:47am
      Oct 12, 2020
      Virtually unrideable for the middle 5 miles between primitive camp and Missouri bar. Down trees and tree wells putting holes in the trails made...
      Oct 12, 2020 @ 7:47am
      Oct 12, 2020
      Virtually unrideable for the middle five miles between primitive camp and Missouri bar. Down trees and lots of hike a bike. Needs some serious...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 26 rides
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      Jun 9, 2019 @ 9:20pm
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      91 |
      Jun 9, 2019 @ 9:20pm
      Jun 9, 2019

      3 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Trr2001 (24 hours ago)
       Hi
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