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Clementine Loop

Average Rating:    (3.86 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 22

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.
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Latitude
38.914945197434214
Longitude
-121.03706359863281
Trail Directions
From I-80 take the Elm St. exit and head toward Hwy 49 South. Turn left onto Lincoln and then proceed north to Russell Rd. Make a right onto Russell and follow until the road turns hard right. Trailherad is on the left.
Trail Length
11 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Auburn
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Review Date
February 15, 2006

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Carding ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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!!!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Forest Hill Divide,Olmstead Loop,Sly Park



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Review Date
December 11, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: dhouston ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
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.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Foresthill Divide, Olmstead, Winchester Loop.



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Review Date
June 8, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: steelstump93 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
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.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Don't know the area.



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Review Date
November 23, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: ben strause ,  Weekend Warrior

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

Recommended Route:
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.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
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.



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Review Date
June 26, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: SpuTTer , from Citrus Heights, CA

Summary:
Great trail, just like most of the people here said. We took a couple rookies here (one on a full rigid) and they had a good time. Not recommended for beginners however unless they are in good shape! That climb is a tough one and the downhills keep you on your toes. Past the culvert there are some sweet jumps and bumps !

Recommended Route:
Manzanita -> Stagecoach, etc



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