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Dyke 8

Average Rating:    (2.4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

Approximately 8 miles in and 8 miles out. Lots of rollers, great views of the lake. Perfect ride to do after a rain as most of the soil is granite and quickly absorbs to water. Some tec. areas with little hits, nice creek crossings. Horses always have the right away, however they are rarely seen on this trail. You will encounter a lot of hikers on the weekends, but during the week there is little activity. Makes for a bitching night ride.
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Latitude
38.696379432619494
Longitude
-121.12847328186035
Trail Directions
Enter Dyke 8 boat loading area on the southern part of Folsom Lake. Peddal across the Dyke and on the left is the trailhead.
Trail Length
16 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Folsom
   


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
February 4, 2008

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: patchouli ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I thought this trail was dope. Not too much work and it was hella fun. It rides right along the lake which is really beautiful. If your a pro then this would be a great work out. If your just a joe rider then I think this trail should be in your list of rides. The only thing that annoyed me was that you have to pay 3 bucks to park. I didn't do it. hehehe! It's worth it though. Um, what else. It's a little muddy right now but I like it alot. I'm glad we are getting lots of rain this year. It makes the riding alot more interesting. Oh, there is also a couple of creeks that youll pass. Those are nice as well. Go check it out. What have you got to loose:)

Recommended Route:
Get to Greenback. That will turn into Riley. Take a left on Natoma. Take a left at Green Valley, i think, and at the next light, take a left and go up the gravel road. Park and the trail head is completely obvious.



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Review Date
December 30, 2007

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Ultimate Shredder ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
fun begginer trail with some technical spots to keep you on your toes. Lots of rollers and ups and downs. trail is in pretty good shape. watch for horses and people walking their kids.

Recommended Route:
ride till your tired and turn around. if your still feeling strong ride accross salmon falls bridge and hit up some more technical stuff

Other recommended trails in the same area:
any where i'm not



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Review Date
August 15, 2004

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: ricero ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Great training trail for riders new to the sport or for a warm-up in the Spring. Nothing too dificult but a couple of hills will test your climbing skills.

Recommended Route:
Start either at the boat ramp or at the Sacramento/El Dorado county line on Blue Ravine. You should'nt go past Browns Ravine since it is closed to bikes for now and we should respect this if we're ever going to open it up.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Salmon Falls



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Review Date
October 16, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: pipeline ,  Downhiller

Summary:
This trail is great to ride at night. the gates will be locked, park accross the street in the housing track. Ride to browns ravine and continue on as far as your lights and legs will take you. This trail will take you all the way to salmon falls, pops you out rite at the parking lot at the base of the bridge.

Recommended Route:
once you hit browns ravine, get on the pavement to the left and pck up the single track on the right

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Trail rating are based on going out at night!!!!!!!!



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Review Date
April 22, 2003

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: The Ogre , from Stockton, CA

Summary:
This is a beginner trail, not intermediate. Small rolling hills, mostly wide singletrack with very little technical terrain. Bring your kids along and relax.

Recommended Route:
Out and back, I don't remember any turns. It's been a while but I don't think you can ride 16 miles out there anymore.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Salmon falls (Mickey Mouse), Clementine Loop



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