Foothills Divide Trail For Mountain Biking

The 10th most popular mountain bike trail in California.

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Northeast of Sacremento and Auburn, the 35,000 acre Auburn State Recreation Area has 26 mountain bike trails along 40-miles of the North and Middle Forks of the American river. Once teeming with thousands of gold miners, the area is now a natural area offering a wide variety of recreation opportunities to over 500,000 visitors a year. Most trails are shared by hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians. Generally, the park (which is 20 miles long on two forks of the American River) is situated south of Interstate 80, stretching from Auburn to Colfax. The main access is from Auburn, either on Highway 49 or the Auburn-Foresthill Road.

The Forest Hill Divide Loop trail is 10 miles of rolling, ridgeline singletrack. To reach the trailhead from Auburn, head northeast on US80 to Exit 126 (Foresthill Road). Head east on Foresthill Road for 6 miles to trailhead parking area near Upper Lake Day Use Area turnoff.

The Clementine Loop Trail is a technical route on decomposed granite bobbing and winding through patches of oak woodlands and grassy hillsides.

Overall, Foothills Divide Trail is the 10th most popular mountain bike trail of all 132 mountain biking rides in California. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Foothills Divide Trail including Salmon Falls Trail and Empire Mine State Park.

Foothills Divide Trail Mountain Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  Auburn State Recreation Area (530) 885-4527; Auburn Bike Works (530) 885-3861; California Tourism (916) 444-4429.

Recommended Book:  "Northern California Mountain Biking" from Ann Marie Brown

Best Season:  Mar. - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  ASRA Ruck-A-Chucky Campground; Foothills Motel (530) 885-8444

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  38.95443, -120.96869

Date Published:  1/4/2016

Date Updated:  8/2/2016

ID:  5859

Foothills Divide Trail Mountain Biking Map


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