7 miles
Distance
1,745 ft
Climb
-1,989 ft
Descent
00:25:16
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Squaw Leap Loop Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Maintainer

Squaw Leap Loop Details

  • Riding area
    San Joaquin River Gorge
    North Fork, California
  • AKA
    Pa'san Ridge Trail
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    October - May
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
    2015
  • Land Manager
    BLM (Bakersfield Office)

There are three parts to this ride. The first part leads you down to the bridge over the San Joaquin River and up to a junction. This part is very heavily used by hikers and equestrians and requires a lot of care on your part to avoid surprising them. The second part is mostly an old dirt road that is trying to revert to a wide singletrack, but is having trouble doing so because of erosion problems. Third, you’ll ride a narrow, class 3+ singletrack that sees little use. If you ride the loop clockwise, you can take the narrow, technical singletrack downhill. Warning: This singletrack minimally requires very well-developed intermediate technical skills. It’s not a ride for beginning singletrackers! Highlights: Views of the San Joaquin River canyon, wildflowers in spring, technical and narrow singletrack. No motorized vehicles are allowed on the trails.

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More Stats for Squaw Leap Loop mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -244 ft
  • Altitude min
    633 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,847 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,016 ft
  • Altitude end
    772 ft
  • Grade max
    -51.666%
  • Grade min
    73.751%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,784 ft
  • Avg time
    00:25:16
  • Avg reverse time
    00:20:53
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Status:
on Dec 30, 2017
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to squaw-leap-loop trailhead (37.083040, -119.554240)
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Squaw Leap Loop Trail Reports

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Dec 30, 2017 @ 7:22am
Dec 30, 2017
Trail is all clear. Pretty dry right now, could use some rain. Ridge loop is in good shape. Bobcat DH could use some waterbars to prevent...
Jun 18, 2017 @ 11:00pm
Jun 18, 2017
Mostly dry with a couple of sandy spots. There are still a few water run-offs flowing, but nothing you can't ride through. All downed trees have...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 6:41pm
Dec 18, 2016
Large tree down across trail, blocking trail
Nov 21, 2016 @ 8:21am
Nov 21, 2016
A little bit of tack here and there but mostly dry.
Apr 26, 2015 @ 3:36pm
Apr 26, 2015
No dust and excellent traction due to recent rain.
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Feb 18, 2018 @ 7:59pm
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Squaw Leap Loop, Visalia
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Squaw Leap Loop, Visalia
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Feb 18, 2018 @ 7:57pm
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Squaw Leap Loop, Visalia
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Feb 18, 2018 @ 7:56pm
Feb 18, 2018
Squaw Leap Loop, Visalia

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1 Review & Comments

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flag aoneal (Mar 24, 2015 at 17:42)
 3/22/2015 - Big Sandy Mountain Bike Race
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