Merced River Trail For Mountain Biking

The 46th most popular mountain bike trail in California.

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West of the Yosemite gates in Mariposa County, the Merced River Trail is a 10 mile one-way mountain bike trip on an old railgrade along the scenic Merced river. The dirt and ballast trail runs from Briceburg (at SR140) to Bagby (at SR 49).

To get to the Trail: From Merced, travel East on Highway 140, about 40 miles to the town of Mariposa. From Mariposa, go 15 miles North on Hwy. 140 to the Briceburg Visitor Center.

Overall, Merced River Trail is the 46th most popular mountain bike trail of all 132 mountain biking rides in California. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Merced River Trail including North Rim Trail and Mitchell Canyon.

Merced River Trail Mountain Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  County Tourism Office (209) 966-3685; California Tourism (916) 444-4429.

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

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Tenaya (800) 635-5807; Evergreen Lodge (209) 379-2606

Luxury Loding:  Awhanee Lodge, Yosemite

Date Published:  1/2/2016

Date Updated:  6/27/2016

ID:  5867

Merced River Trail Mountain Biking Map


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