Mountain Biking Northern California's Best 100 Trails Guide Book

by Delaine Fragnoli & Robin Stuart (Fine Edge Productions)
Mountain Biking Northern Californiaand39;s Best 100 Trails  by Delaine Fragnoli & Robin Stuart

352pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0938665731

This completely updated version describes all the best places to ride a mountain bike, from Santa Cruz to Lake Tahoe, from San Francisco Bay to the Redwoods. The West's leading mountain biking authors share with you their top choices of fat-tire routes in this comprehensive guidebook. Explore Northern California's backcountry trails and dirt roads along the Pacific coast, through wine country and gold country, to the summit of Mammoth Mountain in the Eastern High Sierra, and across the high desert to the Reno-Carson City area. Numerous new trails have been described for the first time.

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Trails from the "Mountain Biking Northern California's Best 100 Trails" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 100.
... Preview: When was the last time you got to ride your bike around an island? Angel Island State Park is the largest of the San Francisco Bay islands, comprised of 750 acres of grassland, forests, and beaches. ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Northern California's Best 100 Trails"
Tiburon, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10.3
... Preview: This is a fun ride, especially if you are staying in the Fallen Leaf or Camp Richardson areas. You can start right from your campsite. You'll travel past several lakes and you'll get some great view ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Northern California's Best 100 Trails"
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: This loop incorporates much of the previous ride's short loop, bypassing Lake Ilsanjo in favor of the high ridge a few hundred feet below the summit of Bennett Mountain, the park's highest peak. The ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Northern California's Best 100 Trails"
Santa Rosa, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 16.3
... Preview: You haven't truly "done" the Wine Country until you have rolled your tire tread upon the trails of Annadel State Park. This is definitely not a place for beginners. The terrain at Annadel is most of ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Northern California's Best 100 Trails"
Santa Rosa, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: This ride is unusual in that it's quite possibly the easiest ride in this book to follow and one of the hardest trails to reach. The views alone are worth the effort. Again, I recommend a camp-and-bik ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Northern California's Best 100 Trails"
Paskenta, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.5
... Preview: If you have time for just one ride in this area, do Herd Peak Lookout Loop. It's more accessible and provides an even better view. But if you have time to spend a weekend camping, the more remote Ball ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Northern California's Best 100 Trails"
Weed, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11.8
... Preview: This ride takes in part of the extremely popular Rubicon Jeep Trail. An incredibly scenic high-country route, the jeep trail travels across the crest along the edge of Desolation Wilderness and ends i ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Northern California's Best 100 Trails"
Tahoma, CA - Fishing,Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 23
... Preview: Groves of quaking aspen and alpine meadows full of wildflowers reward cyclists on this scenic loop. Ridge riding provides views into Mokelumne Wilderness to the north. If that's not enough, throw in s ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Northern California's Best 100 Trails"
Bear Valley, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10.3
... Preview: The mellow 3-percent grade means you can ride the trail from Westwood to Susanville or vice versa. Riding it west to east allows for a virtually all-downhill ride! Along the way you drop from ponder ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Northern California's Best 100 Trails"
Susanville, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 25.4
... Preview: This ride gives you a chance to explore Bodie while you are fresh, and take off into remote, but easily accessible terrain. You'll pass through some lightly forested areas and ride along open rolling ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Northern California's Best 100 Trails"
Bridgeport, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 16.7
... Preview: The Boggs Mountain Demonstration State Forest is a special place for mountain bikers. All of the trails, including approximately 15 miles of buff singletrack, are 100 percent legal. The once clear-c ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Northern California's Best 100 Trails"
Cobb, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12.4
... Preview: This ride has just about everything a person needs to be happy: cool redwoods, wide open grasslands, great views, neat rocks, long climbs doing double duty as long, sweeping downhills, and a little bi ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Northern California's Best 100 Trails"
Fairfax, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 22.5
... Preview: Although it's short, this is the second most popular ride in Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve. The Borden Hatch Trail is a 3.5 mile climb along a canyon wall, through a forest of redwoods ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Northern California's Best 100 Trails"
Half Moon Bay, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: This loop is the most popular ride at Briones Regional Park and a great way to acquaint yourself with the type of trails that the park has to offer. The loop follows around the Briones Crest Trail as ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Northern California's Best 100 Trails"
Berkeley, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: Briones Regional Park is truly the East Bay's best-kept secret. Tucked away in a remote corner of Contra Costa County, Briones is a virtual wonderland of winding trails, breathtaking views, miles of ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Northern California's Best 100 Trails"
Berkeley, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5.7
... Preview: Try this ride for miles and miles of sweet, rolling singletrack on a very well-marked trail system with inspiring lake (OK, it's a reservoir) views, old-growth forests and great swimming possibilities ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Northern California's Best 100 Trails"
Nevada City, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 22
... Preview: Calaveras County is the home of two of the most impressive groves of giant sequoia trees in the state. Although all hiking trails are closed to bikes, you can enjoy the park on paved roads and dirt a ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Northern California's Best 100 Trails"
Arnold, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: Among the prettiest areas of the Klamath National Forest, Carter Meadows is crisscrossed by old logging roads and trails. Like most meadows, it's nicest in spring when the wildflowers are in bloom. ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Northern California's Best 100 Trails"
Callahan, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11
... Preview: A very bike-friendly city, Chico has plenty of bike paths. The easily accessible Bidwell Park is the town's mountain biking center, particularly Upper Bidwell Park. Centered around Chico Creek, Lowe ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Northern California's Best 100 Trails"
Chico, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11.5
... Preview: The work you put into the climb to Chimney Rock is amply rewarded by scenic vistas and the old-growth-choked singletrack through lovely Empire Creek. This route is best done, in my opinion, as a shutt ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Northern California's Best 100 Trails"
Downieville, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 20