South Yuba Trail For Mountain Biking

The 49th most popular mountain bike trail in California.

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Northeast of Nevada City, the South Yuba Trail is a 13 mile stretch of pristine mountain biking trail. This rolling trail is mildly technical bordering above the Yuba River on a cliff with lots of swimming holes and skinny dippers. It is open to hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders.

To reach the eastern trailhead from Nevada City, follow SR20 east for 13 miles toward Truckee. Turn at Washington Road and proceed for six miles. After crossing the Yuba, follow Relief Road toward Pooremans Creek and park at trailhead.

Overall, South Yuba Trail is the 49th most popular mountain bike trail of all 132 mountain biking rides in California. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby South Yuba Trail including Downieville Downhill, Bullards Bar Loop Trail, South Yuba Loop, North Yuba Trail, Dixie Mountain Route and Homer Lake RideSummit / Bucks Creek Loop Trail.

South Yuba Trail Mountain Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  Tahoe National Forest (530) 265-4531; California Tourism (916) 444-4429; Coyote Adventure Company, Nevada City (530) 265-6909.

Best Season:  May - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Downieville River Inn (800) 696-3308; Lure Resort (530) 289-3465; The Carriage House

Luxury Loding:  Royal Gorge Resort (800) 500-3871

Breakfast Restaurant:  The Squeeze, Truckee

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  39.35588, -120.80643

Date Published:  5/2/2016

Date Updated:  7/16/2016

ID:  5903

South Yuba Trail Mountain Biking Map


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