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Foresthill Divide

Average Rating:    (3.88 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 33

Brand new! Up and down wide single track. Intermediate to beginner technical. Some long uphills. Lots of trees, should be ok in summer. Some fire road. Built by FATRAC, cheers to them.
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Latitude
38.941653403182116
Longitude
-120.98196029663086
Trail Directions
Between Auburn and Foresthill on Foresthill Road near Upper Lake Clementine Road. Several trail heads as trail crosses Foresthill Road several times.
Trail Length
11 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Auburn
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Review Date
April 14, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: rcp916 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I brought my bike to work with me and rode solo yesterday 4/13/2011 and the conditions were great.It was especially awesome because I had the whole trail to myself, I didn't see a single rider or hiker the whole ride through. I had great traction due to the recent rains and there were no heavy mud sections. Overall this is one of my favorite rides because of the cardio aspect of it, like the previous reviewer posted. I can only speak for myself when I say an hour outdoor ride beats an hour on the stationary bike ANYDAY!!!



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Review Date
March 25, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Jeff ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I love this trail. It has a good amount of everything you can find on a good loop. There are some good technical portions and some intense climbs as well that will get you breathing really heavy. I've ridden this loop 3 times in the last 2 months and love it more every time i have done it. Combine it with the Connector trail and you give yourself a nice 18 mile ride.

Recommended Route:
Starting on Foresthill Rd. Counterclockwise gives you most of the climbs at the beginning. This is the only direction I have ridden the trail

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Connector, Confluence



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Review Date
May 31, 2009

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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1.20 of 5, 5.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Lopaka ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
East on Foresthill Road past lower Clementine access untill you see trailhead parking on your right. This puts you at the lowest elevation on the loop.

Recommended Route:
The trail takes off to the left out of the parking area. Very soon you will come to a tee. At the tee take the right and you will basically climb counterclockwise up through the loop, then mostly downhill back to the tee and then a short downhill section back to the car. The main trail is fairly well marked and you will know if you are on the right track if you see a marker at every mile.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
I was very disappointed with this trail. It is a frustrating mix of very short "almost fun" downhills with short unsatisfying uphills. This kind of trail keeps you breathless, hot, always in the wrong gear, and never able to settle in. Riding this trail is a good cardio workout (like choice #? on the stationary bike) but I'd rather ride an excercise bike in front of the TV than ride this thing. The rocky root section is nothing and there is no flow to the downhills. There are a few scenic views but mostly you are in the brush. And don't get run over on the pavement crossings. Vehicle traffic is fast and furious.



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Review Date
April 13, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Jay Boogie ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Loads of fun! My first time riding this trail was worth the trip up to Auburn. The climbs are well rewarded with smooth, fast, picturesque descents. The views out into the river valley are breathtaking. Just rode trail Easter 2009. If you hurry the wildflowers are still in bloom and covering the meadows along the trail. Not too many other riders. I was informed the trail can get quite congested on the weekends, so a mental sanity break from work may be needed to fully enjoy the ride.

Recommended Route:
Take Forest Hill exit off of I-80.
Head East... cross massive bridge
About 5 miles down road, park in lot, right hand side.
Go through gate.
I went clockwise, some did not... only ran into 8 other riders.
Get dirty.
Smile on drive home.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Just moved to area. I have only ridden Granite Bay.



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Review Date
April 5, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: sumgai ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Excellent roller coaster ups and downs on the north side of Forresthill Road and killer climbs on the south side. Not very technical at all, but killer cardio workout for sure, especially when it's hot.

Recommended Route:
Heading east on Forresthill Rd, turn left onto Lake Clementine Rd, and park in the first gravel parking lot immediately to your right. Trail heads down to the connector for a 3.2 mile roller coaster ride to the loop. CCW highly recommended unless you're Tinker Juarez or Johnny T.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Flume Trail - Tahoe
Montabello Ridge - Cupertino



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