Clementine Loop - Trail, Auburn, California

Clementine Loop - Trail, Auburn, California

DESCRIPTION

The trail starts as a 2 mile downhill into Auburn Ravine. Nice wide fireroad, but the posted speed limit is enforced at 15mph.

At the bottom of the trail head left over the bridge and then continue left along the north fork of the American River toward the 'new' Foresthill bridge. Stay on the trail as it parallels the river until you climb to a paved road which takes you to the top of the climb. This climb lasts for 3.5 miles.

Take the first trail to the right and proceed up the climb. When the trail heads left take it down toward Foresthill Rd. You will go under the road in a nice dark culvert.

USER REVIEWS

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[Aug 10, 2006]
jesse grubbs
Downhiller

this trail is the best in the area for an all downhill ride. if u have a shuttle it makes it a lot better.lots of jumps and fast rocky sections.very technical in some parts.a lot of other reviews say u have to ride uphill but itis notnecessary.a couple littleclimbs that and mountain biker can handle

Customer Service

park atthe bottom of lake clementin road andtrail starts behind gate at the left.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Feb 15, 2006]
Carding
Weekend Warrior

Tried this loop twice,first time was a mess,like others said you have to be fit enough to try this trail,first 3.5 miles is a hell of a climb,Just remember my first time there,cramps was everywhere in my legs,it was a punishment!!! Just needed a couple of practice and was fine the last time I was there.Listen,if you are new to mtb riding,I would not recommend this trail or you'll REGRET!!!

Similar Products Used:

Forest Hill Divide,Olmstead Loop,Sly Park

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Dec 11, 2005]
dhouston
Cross Country Rider

Enjoy this trail very much but prefer Foresthill Divide for its beauty. This trail has more diverse terraine and is quite a challenge for all levels.

Customer Service

Park off Russel Road and proceed down Russel a block to a left over small bridge proceed to Manzanita Trail, a half mile connector that contains some fun, technical stretchs. Continue off trail down stage coach, across lower American River Bridge to first left. Proceed up 3.5 mile climb and be prepared for a great downhill.

Similar Products Used:

Foresthill Divide, Olmstead, Winchester Loop.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jun 08, 2004]
steelstump93
Cross Country Rider

Rode the trail the end of may and it was already getting up to 90 degrees. I didnt' get to do the manzanita/stagecoach trail due to lack of time. (sarting at the confluence) You start out with a 3 mile up hill of fire and paved road until you get to the trail head. Then it's 5 miles of fun single track with some technical sections and jumps with the last couple of miles along the river. Definately rccomend if your in the area and it's not the middle of summer. Aerobic and technical rating would probably go up to a 4 if stagecoach and manzanita were included.

Customer Service

I started at the confluence (where the north and south fork meet) and just rode the loop. Take a sharp right at the trail head after the road climb (there are a couple other trails that go straight). Take a left after about a mile, go through the tunnel, cross a road and head trough the gate, take a right onto the trail after about a half mile and continue back along the river to the confluence. Next time I will start at the confluence and ride up stage coach, down manzanita, and then do the loop. This way you don't have to ride up stagecoach to finish the ride. Take 49 south from auburn to lincoln street and park near the bridge. Or just ask anyone in town how to get to the confluence.

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Don't know the area.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Nov 23, 2003]
ben strause
Weekend Warrior

great ride technical at times. best area for black diamond and cross country riding in the aurburn area.

Customer Service

the good directions park on the little bridge past the small green bridge where the nudist swim. after cross the bridge and turn left on the trail. after head up hill for about 4 miles. do it 2 times if your a real man. after there will be a lot of options to go downhill. take the dirt road up . for a little while you will go uphill. when you see the big tree on the left it ia all down hill from there. After the trail cross the road into the final downhill. there is a great jump on the side please hit it no matter who you are. after it is a rush downhill. ver technical.....rocky in winter.

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for beginners i recommend after the uphill go straight to the little down hill which is still tough. for great riders like myself after the first down hill take more road hill up to the moto trails which is very steep and technical.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Nov 07, 1998]
Sid

The singletrack trails on the Auburn side of the river are very cool and more technical than the Clementine Loop singletrack trails.

Customer Service

Same as previous review except at the beginning instead of taking the fireroad down to the river do this. Ride down Russell Road about a half mile and then turn onto Old Canyon Road. This will put you on a sweet singletrack with a wicked creek crossing-- super steep drop and then ride across a couple of 2 X 10's and proceed on the singletrack as it parallels the fireroad above. You will Intersect the fireroad and still have a 1 mile descent on the fireroad to the river. Then continue as the other guy suggested.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Jan 19, 1999]
Roger

This trail has some beginner level, but mostly intermediate. The tunnel trail is fast and is a blast, when entering the tunnel stay in the middle there are rivets on the sides that can gash you up pretty good. The confluence trail that connects mammoth bar and the confluence is rough rocky and fast with numerous opportunities to dump it over the cliffs, so be careful.

Customer Service

After you finish following SIDs directions where the single track meets the fireroad, instead go left and climb up the fire road for about 1/2 mile until you come to a fireroad cutting back on the right. Follow this road and it will fall into rocky single track, it will spit out onto a flat spot and there will be a turn off on the right. That's the mossy rock trail, fun fast rough descending, and then after about 1/2 mile you'll see a trail on the left, take it. More single track and a creek crossing. This will spit you out on a fireroad. Head down the fireroad to the bottom of the canyon and then head over and do the Clementine loop.

Similar Products Used:

Up above the mammoth bar ohv there are a number of black diamond motorcycle trails that are also open to mtbikers. They rip particularly grizzly and eastside.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Feb 25, 1999]
Edward

stay away stay away

Customer Service

stay away people, stage is not a D.H. course.

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this trail sucks stay away

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
[Apr 01, 1999]
Cool Hand Griff

I rode this trail all last year once a week religiously. In my experience, it is one of the best trails in the Sacramento area. It cannot compete with Tahoe or many other trails with vertical, technical, and scenery, but it is 1/2 hour away from the city.

Customer Service

Ride the same (down Russel Road to the singletrack), however when you climb back to the fire road, climb back up the hill for a couple miles till you reach a turn-off on your right. Any route through this trail will eventually take you back to the fire road, and there are some nice singletrack sections here.

Similar Products Used:

The Ohlmstead Loop in Cool,CA is a fun ride (less technical than above ride).

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Oct 05, 1999]
Nicky

just watch the technical on the last 1/2 mile. Not much room for mistakes. You'll be 30 feet below in the river if you do!!

Customer Service

As stated in description

Similar Products Used:

Olmstead Loop. Cool, CA

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
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