Mountain Bike Northern California  by Linda Austin

Mountain Bike! Northern California Guide Book

by Linda Austin (Menasha Ridge Press)
Mountain Bike Northern California  by Linda Austin
Describes 100 rides in full detail, including scenery, difficulties, condition, elevation change; plus info on area history, local bike shops, and much more. One in the series, America by Mountain Bike, by Dennis Coello.

© 2000 Linda Austin/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Mountain Bike! Northern California" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 100.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 100.

Never mind that this is a road ride. The famed 17-Mile Drive is a ride that’s rated as one of the Top 100 routes to pedal in America. If this is your first time to the Monterey Peninsula, this ride is ...
Carmel, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 29
Arguably one of the most successful and beautifully paved bike paths in northern California, this 32-mile gem of a trail stretches from downtown Sacramento eastward to Folsom Dam (64 miles round-trip) ...
Sacramento, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 64
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The Creamery-Ridge Trails are a combination loop and out-and-back, measuring 7.3 miles total, round-trip. The Creamery Loop is about 1.7 miles, easy, flat, non-technical, and suitable for beginners wh ...
Carmel, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7.3
If you have a fondness for San Francisco, you’ll love the views from Angel Island. Though this ride is not very challenging, riders of all ages, abilities, and strengths will love this outing. This r ...
Tiburon, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10.4
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Lying side by side at 7,440 feet are two little pristine lakes—Lower Angora and Upper Angora. Together they’re referred to as Angora Lakes and they sit within a carved bowl of towering granite cliffs. ...
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.5
Annadel is still popular with mountain bikers of all abilities and there are sections and trails that are fairly advanced. Legal trails and fire roads are well signed and any that are not should be co ...
Santa Rosa, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 16.6
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Even though bikes are allowed on only 7 miles of trail, lots of configurations and many riding directions are possible within this network of gravel/dirt roads with a few stretches of singletracks thr ...
Arcata, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.2
If you’ve never been in a forest of old-growth redwoods, you’re about to be in awe—and humbled—by the sheer size of these remarkable trees. Sure, you could see this stretch of redwoods by car, contort ...
Garberville, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 18.2
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Of all the routes at Northstar-at-Tahoe bike park, this one is the most undeveloped in that you see fewer people and only a couple of lift lines overhead. Basically, this 8.4-mile loop ride is mostly ...
Truckee, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.4
The loop ride up to Barnabe Peak from the main area of Samuel P. Taylor State Park demands great stamina but little technical skill. Though the peak tops out at 1,466 feet, the highpoint of this count ...
Lagunitas, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9.8
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Despite being next door to the heavily populated Bay Area, general consensus declares Big Basin Redwoods State Park as one of California’s finest parks. And being the first state park inducted into th ...
Saratoga, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 21.7
Here’s a gem of a bike route that everyone can enjoy, including youngsters and adults pulling kid-trailers. This 11-mile out-and-back (5.5 miles each way) is the only portion of the magnificent Skylin ...
Davenport, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11
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Ask hard-core, expert riders to name their favorite died-and-gone-to-heaven biking regions, and they’re likely to name the Downieville area in Sierra County. Downieville is a tiny gold-rush town sitt ...
Downieville, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 35
Many of the fire roads in Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve allow bikes but most of them are short out-and-back stretches. This ride is a loop with a short out-and-back and the combined mileage is ...
Antioch, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9
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Although the route for Black Point at Mono Lake is basically an easy and non-technical ride, its surrounding landscape makes it one of the most interesting. Using mostly wide dirt roads, this 12.6-mi ...
Lee Vining, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12.6
The primary purpose of Boggs Mountain Demonstration Forest is not recreation but forestry for commercial purposes. But the folks who manage the place enthusiastically welcome outdoor activities so muc ...
Cobb, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12.9
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The Bolinas Ridge Fire Road is such an easy trail to follow, you probably won’t need a map. It’s well signed and the route is an obvious dirt road. Basically a hardpacked dirt and gravel road, masquer ...
Olema, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 22.2
Whiskeytown is special in the National Park Service, having allowed—and even encouraged—mountain bike use dating from the 1981 running of the now defunct Whiskeytown Downhill race. The few off-limit t ...
Redding, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.5
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You would think that for a park that’s so close to cities such as Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Martinez, and Concord, the views from the peaks and ridges from within Briones Regional Parks would be filled ...
Orinda, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8
This is another great ride submitted by Greg Williams of Yuba Expeditions. Sandwiched between the south shore of Bullards Bar Reservoir and Marysville Road, many configurations of varying distances c ...
Nevada City, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 28.5
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