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Auburn Endurance Loop

Average Rating:    (4.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

This trail does not really have a name rather it is a compilation of a number of trails in and around Auburn''s State Recreation Area. This one is for the cross country rider in all of us. Some technical stuff near the beginning (Manzanita Trail) turning to a mile-long, fast fire road downhill (Stagecoach). Back uphill for 3.5 miles on fire roads, singletrack and pavement (900 foot ascent on Clementine Trail). Next, 17.5 miles of the sweetest single track in Ca (Connector and Foresthill Divide Trails). Back on Clementine, Confluence Trail for moderately technical extremely fun downhill along Middle Fork of the American River and back up Stagecoach. In total, about 29 miles. Only the strongest and hardiest of souls can compelte this in less than 3 hours.
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Latitude
38.93377552819722
Longitude
-121.00341796875
Trail Directions
Park at Russell Road staging area. Park and continue down Russell Road to first left and cross small bridge. Proceed on this road as it eventually turns to dirt. Past fire gate 100 feet pick up Manzanita Trail. Proceed for less than one mile as trail will eventually merge with Stagecoach. After you reach the bottom, take a left on Old Foresthill Road and take first left past fire gate. Proceed on Clementine tail 3.6 to a left on Connector Trail. After about 3.2 miles trail merges with Foresthill Divide stay right on trail. Once you reach Foresthill Road take a left for 100 feet cross the road and pick up trail on other side of road. At fork stay left and continue on Foresthill Divide for 11 miles. After endless miles of singletrack trail will fork stay right and return to Connector. This downhill section is pure singletrack fun. Once you complete this leg take a short right on pavement to fire gate and proceed right up fire road. Continue on this trail back to Stagecoach.
Trail Length
29 Miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Auburn
Zip/Postal Code
95603
Country
US
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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
February 10, 2013

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: acarriaga ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
The route was a lot of fun except for the Lakeview connector trail. At the time I rode it (today) it was about 75% unrideable due to lay out and severe lack of maintenance. Even if it was kept up it would not be that fun of a trail to ride. It's more of a walking trail. The rest of the ride was a blast and its nice staging at the Russell road entrance because parking is free.

Recommended Route:
I would recommend avoiding the Lakeview Connector trail. Save yourself an hour of undesirable single track and fire road. You can bypass this by riding up the paved upper clementine lake access road. It will take you to the Forest Divide Loop staging area and you can continue the route from there. Just a suggestion.



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acarriaga (02/10/2013)
I meant to put 3 out of 5 for technical difficulty. - author.
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Review Date
May 25, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: norcalocal ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
For starters, this is a great epic ride. The trail description stated by the author is spot on. When you reach the division between the connector trail and the foresthill divide trail stay right. Bring lots of water, there is no potable water along the route.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Since this is a loop comprised of many different trails, it is easy to mix up the trail by doing the loops in different directions.



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Review Date
October 1, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: yocal420 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Many variations as stated by the author. The description is good, but in my opinion the quality is a little over stated. The trails are fun and I'm so glad we have them, but as for quality, they really don't compare to many trails right here in northern cali. I wouldn't travel far to do them, but if you are passing through it is well worth a visit.

Recommended Route:
I like parking on Russel road, the climb out of the canyon is only 700', smooth, and low angle. Can be done in the dark if you get a flat after work. It's a nice way to finish a good ride.



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Review Date
July 10, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: dhouston ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
See trail posting, I am author.

Recommended Route:
Again, see posting.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Compilation of all the best trails in the area. Also Olmsted Loop, when in good shape and not fighting with equestrain folks can be fun.



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