Squaw Leap Loop

Auberry, California

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There are three parts to this ride. The first part leads you down to the bridge over the San Joaquin River and up to a junction. This part is very heavily used by hikers and equestrians and requires a lot of care on your part to avoid surprising them. The second part is mostly an old dirt road that is trying to revert to a wide singletrack, but is having trouble doing so because of erosion problems. Third, you’ll ride a narrow, class 3+ singletrack that sees little use. If you ride the loop clockwise, you can take the narrow, technical singletrack downhill. Warning: This singletrack minimally requires very well-developed intermediate technical skills. It’s not a ride for beginning singletrackers! Highlights: Views of the San Joaquin River canyon, wildflowers in spring, technical and narrow singletrack. No motorized vehicles are allowed on the trails.
Mountain Biking Northern California

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Mountain Biking Northern California

by Roger McGehee (Falcon Guides)

There are three parts to this ride. The first part leads you down to the bridge over the San Joaquin River and up to a junction. This part is very heavily used by hikers and equestrians and requires a lot of care on your part to avoid surprising them. The second part is mostly an old dirt road that is trying to revert to a wide singletrack, but is having trouble doing so because of erosion problems. Third, you’ll ride a narrow, class 3+ singletrack that sees little use. If you ride the loop clockwise, you can take the narrow, technical singletrack downhill. Warning: This singletrack minimally requires very well-developed intermediate technical skills. It’s not a ride for beginning singletrackers! Highlights: Views of the San Joaquin River canyon, wildflowers in spring, technical and narrow singletrack. No motorized vehicles are allowed on the trails.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Auberry
Distance: 7.8
Elevation Gain: 1,770 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Physical Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 2 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 1,000 feet
Top Elevation: 2,035 feet
Local Contacts: Bureau of Land Management, Squaw Leap Management Area
Local Maps: USGS Millerton Lake East
Driving Directions: Directions to Squaw Leap Loop

Recent Trail Reviews

3/4/2017
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This is a hiking trail, not suitable for cycling. There are big rocks and man made steps everywhere. You're constantly off the bike, pushing or carrying it. I love the SJRT, and even though this is close by, it's nothing like it.


1/9/2009
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This is a 4 part single track scenic ride. I have seen deer, bob cat, bear, squirrels, turkeys, coyotes, snakes, cows and h/b-ikers. Part 1: Starts at a parking lot/camp site with bathrooms, from here it is a single track downhill 1 mile to a bridge- Part 2: starts 100 yards past bridge at a fork in the trail, going right takes you xc about 1/2 mile then it's a tech uphill for 2 miles. Part 3: is a 3 mile fast single track downhill (25-30mph) with 1 short tech section. Part 4: is the fork back to the bridge and then uphill 1 mile back to the parking lot. Great trail for anyone in reasonable shape, take lots of water May thru Sept ALSO, across the road from the parking lot is a trail head that goes 15 miles to Milerton Lake. You come out at the end of Sky Harbor road, the first 2 miles are downhill to a bridge, then xc 9 miles (up and down) -there are some outhouses about 4 or 5 miles into the ride- the ride ends with a 3 mile up then a 1 mile down to a parking lot with bathrooms - great ride for the healthy. Enjoy.



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May 2018