The New Trail at granite Bay - Trail, Granite Bay/Roseville, California

The New Trail at granite Bay - Trail, Granite Bay/Roseville, California

DESCRIPTION

Singletrack, singletrack and more singletrack!!! Out and back or loop. About 800-1200 feet of climbing at the most.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 05, 2007]
Kray-Z
Weekend Warrior

Next to the snack bar at the sandy public beach there is a concrete planter area that makes a great take off jump if you get enough speed.

Fun and easy trail for after work.

Customer Service

To avoid a day use charge: Park in the parking lot of the liquor store accross the street from a small boat storage yard at Douglas and Auburn-Folsom Roads and then ride up Douglas into the park. There is a trail separated from the road on the north side of the road after the hill.

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Salmon Falls, the Auburn area

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3
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2
[Jul 31, 2000]
Milo

Most of this trail in singletrack. It is also a multi-use trail with equestrians and hikers, so be careful. I actually had two equestrians stop and give me right of way the other day!!! But that is not the rule of course.
Best route is to parallel the access road on your left (from the kiosk) until the third beach access road. Turn right and head into the parking lot. Then proceed to the north end of the lot to a white gate. Head through the gate and immediately left down a singletrack trail. Follow this trail as it heads north to a small vista over a beach. Continue north for about .5 mile until you cross over the access road and come to a tree way fork in the trail.
For a challenging ride head to the left trail and down a dirt road for about 500 feet and then take the singletrack to the right and up the hill.
But for a more enjoyable ride, take the right hand trail at the fork. This will lead around a hill staying within ear-shot of the access road and te beaches on the lake. It is a moderate climb for the next 3 miles or so. You will be winding around the hill in a constant up and down struggle to gain elevation. There are many sweeping corners that are currently VERY sandy.
Eventually you will reach a trail fork with three options. Straight ahead leads to Beeks Bight (great singletrack). The right hand trail leads down to the access road to the lake. The left hand trail leads to the top of the hill. From the hilltop, the best ride is to take the "Center trail" down the hill. This is a technical trail in parts, and it is rather V'd in parts. Please exercise caution as it can be sandy, technical and uncomfortable. (This is the same trail that was mentioned as alternative earlier.)
To complete the trail loop, head south at the dirt road and retrace your path back to your starting point.

Customer Service

Start either at Cavitt school and ride from there to Folsom Lake and north. Or start along Douglas and enter park at kiosk. On a whole this is a great loop to ride. Total distance from the school is 14 miles, while the kiosk distance is about 6.5 miles.

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Olmstead loop, Clementine loop and Auburn Ravine area.

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4
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[Aug 28, 2000]
Bryon

This is a very fun, fast trail with some great technical areas and tight banked turnes. Have a blast and watch out for horses!!!!!!!!!!

Customer Service

The best place to start is at Cavitt Stallman School. park in the school parking lot and head towards the back to the grass/fields area. the trail starts at the left and is actually marked. follow the trail around to the right and make the left at the open gate. This trail will take you to the lake. Stay on the fire road with the lake to your right for approx 3 miles until it dumps you into the lake parking lot. the trail picks up again on the left and it is all singletrack from here on. fir the next 2 miles the trail will parrelel the road. if you ever lose the trail it will pick up at the next road crossing. after the 4th time you cross the road the real trail starts!!!!!!!! follow it to the right at you first chance and go for about 1.5 miles. at the split, take the climb to the left(it is very short......) follow this trail until the next split. take the trail to the right and head down(make sure you watch for horses!!!!). at the end make a left and follow the trail 1 mile to the fire road. make a left on the fire road and then a left at the first trail. short climb back to the top. at the split, make a left and head down the trail you went down earlier. this time make a right. go approx 1 mile( this section has some great drops and jumps. watch out for the trail to pick up on the right. take this trail and you have a short climb. you now have about 2.5 miles of singletrack back to the start of this loop. Continue with variations of the loops or follow the singletrack back the way you came to you car at the school.

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3
VALUE
RATING
[Oct 09, 2000]
Steve D

Some of the beggining of the trail is now detoured into a bumpy field,which sucks so I ride the roads until I hit single track.
Watch for horses and other riders.

Customer Service

I usually start this ride from Folsom Dam road.i catch the paved bike trail and ride the trail past Beale point where it turns to a gravel road.The gavel eventually turns to a dirt road following the lake around till it runs into Granite Bay Park.

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I'm a begginer,but these trails are a blast.I rode the Clemetine loop,which was fun till the end where it got to rocky and technical for my expierence.

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4
VALUE
RATING
[Jan 15, 2001]
buick

I read the reviews and after years of riding other trails in the area decided to give it a try. Boring, the only good trail was a horse trail that was all torn up and technical to ride up. Everything else area was a waste of time.

Customer Service

None, this trail system is sucks bad.

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secret ones

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1
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RATING
[Feb 06, 2001]
Jonesy Boy

I live near the lake so I ride this trail a lot. I'm not sure I'd ride it more than once a month if I had to drive to it. It's fairly flat. Not a lot of climbing. I've taken my daughter on it several times with her trail-a-bike (Dad gets a great calf workout on these rides!). Since it's relatively flat (with a few short climbs) my wife also enjoys this ride (two "stars" right there!). So it's great for beginners, but most intermediate/advanced riders won't find many challenges.

Customer Service

Climb up Mooney Ave. to the top o/t ridge, go straight through the stopsign, turn rt. at the intersection with the lower ridge road, continue for >1/4 mile until the park entrance on your left. Navigate/bomb your way down the steep slope (carefully!) turn left on the lake fireroad. Stay on the trail to the left as the fireroad ends as you reach the parking lot, then make an immediate right on the singletrack with the stones on either edge marking the path (if you go past the "bread-and-butter" around the large tree here, you'll just end up on Douglas Blvd. just turn around and stay to your left this time). Now just follow the signs, this is a well marked trail with lots of transitions so keep your eye out for the posted routes.

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2
VALUE
RATING
[Feb 03, 2002]
Saxon

Want more of a challenge? pick up the speed! Some tight turns and loose sand will test your mettle. Not much in the way of big rocks. A great trail that suits my style! Great views, nice single track and a loop!

Customer Service

Started at Granite bay near the damn. Followed the bike trail until it became unpaved. Keep on going and you'll get to some fun wide hills with great views of the lake. Eventually, some great single track.

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Me likey Sweetwater!

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4
VALUE
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[Oct 10, 2002]
Mike

I usually get on a single track trail from the main road after the entrance. Follow the trail and you will go through a gate barrier. Turn to the left and ride. You will encounter a few up and downs, lefts and rights with sand. Be careful because you may encounter joggers around a sharp turn. Follow until you get to the Folsom Dam road, or you can try some of the many narrow trails that branch from the main. Mileage depends on the route you take. I usually clock around 8-12 miles per ride. This is a good ride for the beginners and remember the sand can be slippery.

Customer Service

I do the same and take the Douglas Rd. until I get to the entrance.

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Salmon Falls, Sweetwater and Trails around Mormon Island.

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RATING
3
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[Nov 14, 2002]
JB

I rode this twice with a friend. Since my buddy is an XC geek with no more than 3 inches of travel and I ride a bike with no less than 5 inches of travel, I was pretty bored. It was fun dodging runners and walkers. I found a nice rock face to descend and that was fun but I can't remember where it exactly is.

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1
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[Nov 28, 2002]
John

Not bad.

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Many good secret trails. Just explore

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5
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