• 12-23-2012
    MIKE157
    Feather FallsTrail ..........its calling...............
  • 12-24-2012
    Jeffsw
    in downieville: top of Big Boulder down 3rd Divide to the bridge
  • 12-24-2012
    JMac47
    Winter conditions?
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bycyclist View Post
    Forest City: climb Sandusky up to Big Tree, out and back Truckee Ditch(to top of Yolanda Mtn), down Ridgerunner, back up Pliocene Rd to Big Tree, then down Sandusky. Perfect singlespeed trail!

    Conditions off limits or what?
  • 12-24-2012
    JMac47
    Me thinks......
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ronski View Post
    Mt. Elwell or Elwell/Mills link up.

    U R Biased. :cool:
  • 12-24-2012
    cohenfive
    a lot of what i like has been mentioned, so here are a couple more.....in the mtns, i'd add dlrt to the list, and closer to the bay area, fhdl and probably confluence as well.
  • 12-24-2012
    enicma
    boondocks, entertainer, oat hill
  • 12-24-2012
    PACS
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by cohenfive View Post
    a lot of what i like has been mentioned, so here are a couple more.....in the mtns, i'd add dlrt to the list, and closer to the bay area, fhdl and probably confluence as well.

    Dlrt?
  • 12-24-2012
    Bigfoot
    This one....



    ...out our back gate. :thumbsup:
  • 12-24-2012
    209er
    Favorite 'trail' is to get to the top of Eagle Peak in Stanislaus National Forest then go back to Strawberry via Eagle Peak, Hammill Canyon, Snake Dance, and Lower Pinecrest Peak trails. Plural, yes, but 4000+ feet of vert in this connection.
  • 12-24-2012
    snodrift
    ^nice... Plus catch a snack at strawberry and continue to sand flat. Epicness :-)
  • 12-25-2012
    Hwy49er
    Another vote for Big Boulder -> Third Divide plus Ridge -> Sawpit.
  • 12-25-2012
    Finch Platte
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Axe View Post
    For some reason - Oat Hill Mine. I like to visit Napa and Calistoga on occasion, it has a long technical climb and a fast descent and some views, and ridable in the winter.

    Some views? SOME VIEWS????

    Good Lord, man, get excited about it! Those are some of the most awesome views around.

  • 12-25-2012
    TahoeBC
    Sayles Canyon

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  • 12-25-2012
    Brewtality
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Some views? SOME VIEWS????

    Good Lord, man, get excited about it! Those are some of the most awesome views around.


    Oat Hill Mine is one of the best trails anywhere. The views are amazing. Spring and fall are my favorite times to ride there, the views are bright and colorful. However, winter is a fun time as well. The water dripping down off the rocks form icicles and unique frost formations.
    And then there is the riding. A great combination of tech and flow. Something make everybody happy.


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  • 12-25-2012
    BK-XC
    Hole in the Ground for me. After the tough climb you start descending on a really cool spine. Then you just flow through a trail that was built with us in mind. Also the great scenery. The last 1/4 of the ride is pretty awful (juttery staircase, loose rocks, badly marked trail, riding the road back to the car) but it's worth it.
  • 12-25-2012
    ronski
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TahoeBC View Post
    Sayles Canyon

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/9nrfu-l7UK8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Yes! That is one sweet trail.
  • 12-25-2012
    Empty_Beer
    Nor-Gasm rocks my world.
  • 12-25-2012
    shredchic
    My top 5:

    #5: I have to say the Paradise Royale loop is a hoot. It is kind of out of the way for a 13 mile loop though. But the bike park adds some excitement. I can't wait to see the new trails that are being added.

    #4: Some of my favorite trails are in SC and surrounding areas, but unfortunately they don't really exist except in the figment of my imagination. And they are far too short.

    #3: Whoever said Mt. Elwell is a glutton for punishment :) But for sure, that is definitely one of the most beautiful epic rides in/near D'ville. I'm not too familiar with Lakes Basin trails, but did the IMBA epic route including Mt. Elwell, so that's what I am picturing.

    #2: Big Boulder is definitely my favorite trail in Downieville.

    #1: Christmas Valley in South Tahoe has got to be my favorite single trail so far, for the rocks and the flow.

    Definitely have to check out Forest Hill and the trails around Strawberry.
  • 12-25-2012
    zorg
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by PACS View Post
    Dlrt?

    Donner Lake Rim Trail. Nice, rocky and swoopy. My favorites include some trails with no signage around Truckee. All kinds of fun.
  • 12-25-2012
    iheartbicycles
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TahoeBC View Post
    Sayles Canyon

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/9nrfu-l7UK8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Looks great. Where is that, specifically?
  • 12-26-2012
    TahoeBC
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by iheartbicycles View Post
    Looks great. Where is that, specifically?

    Basically sits behind Sierra at Tahoe off of Hwy 50, like some trails in the Downieville area access to the top is via that pesky trail that run from Mexico to Canada. There are creative ways to hit it though besides waiting till fall, shoot me a PM when you plan on being in the area next summer.
  • 12-26-2012
    X-FXR
    I'll have to say Skid Marks-Lincoln Express-Brake Through-Seven Bridges-Paper Route-Shot Gun...is my favorite. In reality anything in the Sierra at the time is my favorite trail...
  • 12-26-2012
    JMac47
    Nice!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TahoeBC View Post
    Sayles Canyon

    I'm officially unofficially inviting myself to catch that ride with you sometime next riding season. Err is that "unofficially officially inviting?" :confused:
  • 12-26-2012
    tjp
    Tish Tang
    Tish Tang makes me smile bigger and more consistently than any other trail I ride.

    Roller Trail, second half:

    Contour | Stories | Second half of Roller Trail, at Tish Tang

    DH Trail:

    Tish Tang Downhill Course - YouTube
  • 12-26-2012
    TahoeBC
    1 Attachment(s)
    I thinks it's "unofficially officially inviting" ;)


    And if your lucky you might even get a booby prize like I got this summer on that trail, photo courtesy of Ronski
  • 12-26-2012
    Berkeley Mike
    I didn't know you could grow a boobie there. :D
  • 12-26-2012
    JMac47
    Well if anyone could
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Berkeley Mike View Post
    I didn't know you could grow a boobie there. :D

    It be TBC! Unless that was ronski's boobie!
  • 12-26-2012
    JMac47
    Holy Hematoma Batman!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TahoeBC View Post
    I thinks it's "unofficially officially inviting" ;)


    And if your lucky you might even get a booby prize like I got this summer on that trail, photo courtesy of Ronski

    Yeowzerzs that definitely left a mark!:eekster: Thanks for the visual, almost lost my lunch. :skep:
  • 12-26-2012
    TahoeBC
    Funny thing it really did not hurt and was almost completely gone the next day.
  • 12-26-2012
    Empty_Beer
    If I had an elbow like that, I wouldn't leave the house for at least half a day!
  • 12-26-2012
    TahoeBC
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Empty_Beer View Post
    If I had an elbow like that, I wouldn't leave the house for at least half a day!

    Because you would be fondling it in the shower?
  • 12-26-2012
    Empty_Beer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TahoeBC View Post
    Because you would be fondling it in the shower?

    In front of the mirror, duh. :p
  • 12-26-2012
    GMM
    1) Sunrise; 2) Pauley Creek; 3) Sawpit; 4) Hole in the Ground. I miss summer.
  • 12-26-2012
    parkmeister
    Anywhere in the South Tahoe Region is super fun.
    The Tahoe Rim Trail - Spooner to Kingsbury Segment is especially muy bueno.

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/51979316" width="600" height="337" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/51979316">Over Hill Thru the Woods on the Tahoe Rim Trail</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user10318771">parkmeister</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
  • 12-26-2012
    grandsalmon
    Salmon Lake to Big Granite, cross N. Fork (Sailor flat) to
    Mumford Bar, No. 5 connect to 7 with a Sugar Pine Lake loop to BBQ ending.


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  • 12-26-2012
    87xjmike
    Is tere a map on this site with trails labeled? If not does anybody know a good source?
  • 12-27-2012
    Uncle Stinky
    Asgard- a very small system of trails out my cabin door, Don't have to touch any pavement, Good for a couple of hours.
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  • 12-27-2012
    mtbne1
    I'd go with 3rd Divide...just lights out fun! :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

    Also love my local Auburn trails: Confluence and Connector both just after sunrise with zero traffic....fun to open it up where you have clear sightlines :thumbsup:

    Honorable Mention is Gail's Trail at Boggs :thumbsup:
  • 12-27-2012
    Internal14
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MIKE157 View Post
    Feather FallsTrail ..........its calling...............

    I lived up there as a kid and hiked it many times always visualizing myself on my BMX bike shredding it. As an adult always wondered if it'd be worth the trip on my MTB...
  • 12-27-2012
    socobiker
    great thread to start a tick list

    pinecrest peak for the chunk
    certain UCSC/Niscene trails for smooth and banked turns
    lower rock creek as an honorable mention
  • 12-27-2012
    gr8xscape
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by grandsalmon View Post
    Salmon Lake to Big Granite, cross N. Fork (Sailor flat) to
    Mumford Bar, No. 5 connect to 7 with a Sugar Pine Lake loop to BBQ ending.


    .

    How do the N Fork and Mumford Bar trails look these days? I haven't been in those parts since the last fire and can envision a ton off dead-fall.
  • 12-27-2012
    grandsalmon
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by gr8xscape View Post
    How do the N Fork and Mumford Bar trails look these days? I haven't been in those parts since the last fire and can envision a ton off dead-fall.

    It's a heartbreak, for sure. The trails are essentially open, with some tread damage in the fire area. There were some trees down between Beacroft and Sailor Flat trails, but I suspect American River Trail is open all the way thru now (I was last there over a year ago). Mumford is open.

    Each year it will look less worse for forest bare. I live just below Sugar Pine Res, so essentially this point to point ride ends at a BBQ at my house. Epic ride through great country and A LOT of different of track.

    (...let me know if if you are up for it next summer, and we can set-up a shuttle, mtbr outing Iowa Hill style. There are many big, fantastic all-day loops from home too.:thumbsup:)
  • 12-29-2012
    209er
    2 Attachment(s)
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    My dogs are partial to Red Nightmare at Red Hills.
  • 12-29-2012
    209er
    1 Attachment(s)
    Attachment 749064

    Though I am partial to the view from atop Eagle Peak...
  • 12-30-2012
    Schril
    Any trail that does not have to deal with work...
  • 01-09-2013
    Tillerman1
    Sweetness in SC.

    Can someone send me a message with DEMO info?
  • 01-09-2013
    griz
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tillerman1 View Post
    Sweetness in SC.

    Can someone send me a message with DEMO info?

    Hole-in-the-ground and 3rd Divide are my favorites. :thumbsup:

    Here is some Demo info: http://www.mountainbikebill.com/imag...emap_large.jpg
  • 01-09-2013
    griz
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sivilized View Post
    Hole in the Ground for me. After the tough climb you start descending on a really cool spine. Then you just flow through a trail that was built with us in mind. Also the great scenery. The last 1/4 of the ride is pretty awful (juttery staircase, loose rocks, badly marked trail, riding the road back to the car) but it's worth it.

    I usually do an out and back on this trail with the turn around spot at Lower Montez Lake. It's a great spot to take a break or swim; it also cuts out the stairs and that ****ty gravel fire road.
  • 01-09-2013
    Dr. Steve Brule
    I must nominate Big Tree and Widow Maker trails in coastal Mendocino.




    Manly Gulch, Caspar Crossing North & South are equally awesome, but I have no pics.

    We also have excellent gravel to ride.







    These guys can show it to you.
    Mendo Bike Sprite
  • 01-09-2013
    zorg
    I only rode Manly Gulch once, but that was very sweet. It's a spectacular trail.