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Glory Hole

Average Rating:    (3.75 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 12

All rolling singletrack. Very fast except for one granny climb.
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Latitude
38.02727004012099
Longitude
-120.54628372192383
Trail Directions
Sacto - S on 49 thru Angels Camp. Bay Area - E on 4 to S 49 thru Angles Camp. Turn right at Glory Hole Market, and drive down to lake. Turn right at T, then left into parking lot by boat lauch.
Trail Length
10 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Angel's Camp
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Review Date
November 16, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: duneracerx ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The trail is well maintained. It's great this time of year, (in the fall) because the path is nice and tacky for the most part. This gives you a good grip for the rolling singletrack that makes up the majority of the trail. This is a great trail for training, or for beginning mountain bikers. I took my wife out there to sort of get her a little trail experience where there's a lot of forgiveness of technical ability, and she handled everything well. I'd recommend this to anyone looking to pick up some speed and break a sweat.

Recommended Route:
Park at any of the trail heads. There's gonna be a trail nearby. You can loop any or all of the trails you want. They're all about the same, except for the tower climb. That one will beat you up if you're tired or out of shape.



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Review Date
August 27, 2010

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: DrewN209 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Dry, dusty and a bit loose in certain areas... but fast and fun. A few challenging climbs, specifically the Tower Climb, which is well worth the climb up the 8 or so switchbacks... because the ride down is a blast. Rode Angels Creek, Buck Brush, Frontier, Tower, Carson Creek and Gold Rush. Rode just over 20 miles doing a few loops twice... ride time of just over 2 hours. Bring lots of water, very warm in summer. Gold rush sucks... don't waste your time, ride another one twice.



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Review Date
April 4, 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: pegot ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Did this for the first time today. My 6-year-old came along on the Trail-a-Bike which made the climbs quite a bit more difficult but we made a 10 mile loop before calling it a day. A biker without the additional 60 or so pounds on the back of the bike should be able to make the whole loop without any hike-a-biking. Weather was good, but I bet it is toasty in the summer. Lots of quick trails and some rocky riding. Watch out for the poison oak!

Recommended Route:
Lots of trails - take your pick!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
We have also done Red Hills which is great if you like lots of rocks and heat. Challenging ride, bring lots of water.



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Review Date
June 5, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Brian , from Bay Area CA

Summary:
Velo Promo put on a race every April. It's a fast and fun course. No real climbing to speak of. Not really technical or very challenging but difficult if your trying to keep up with the fast guy in front! I don't think this trail is good enough to justify a special trip, but if you happen to be in Angels Camp or New Melones Lake, be sure your bike is with you. I haven't been here in the summer but I imagine it could be quite hot.

Recommended Route:
Follow the fast guy in front of you



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Review Date
August 16, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Jeff , from Modesto

Summary:
This is a nice intermidiate trail. Decent work out. Nice short, steep climb yields really nice downhill with tight switch backs. It's a nice place to take friends and family. They can hang out at the swimming beach or a picnic table if they don't ride. The ride is only 1.5-2hrs so we usually stay for a bbq and adult beverages. Spring and fall are best. And just as others have stated, this trail drains well after a rain, so it's a good winter ride as well. BUT DON"T RIDE IF IT'S MUDDY! Whoever maintains this trail does a great job, so please respect the rules!

Recommended Route:
All of it. I always start at Glory Hole boat ramp and do Buck Brush first. Then the loop around glory hole point. Once back at the lot, ride across the road and do an out and back for the rest.



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