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    The Mother Lode Loops

    Coloma, California

    The Mother Lode Loops

    The Mother Lode Loops Professional Guide

    Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

    "One might refer to this as the de?nitive Gold Country ride, if only because it starts and ends at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, the place where gold was ?rst found in the tailrace of Sutter’s Mill on the American River in 1848, one of the true tipping points in American history.

    But the ride also embodies all the classic Gold Country elements: pretty, wooded foothills; deep, steep-sided canyons; quaint pioneer towns; and, most of all, tiny, wickedly hilly roads. This loop includes the best parts of the Motherlode Century, staged each year in mid-May."

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    Trail Information

    Coloma
    Nearby City
    61-66 miles
    Distance
    Loop/Lollipop
    Trail Type
    Difficult
    Skill Level
    4.5-6 hours
    Riding Time
    April through October; midsummer can be hot
    Season

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