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Glory Hole

Average Rating:    (3.77 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 13

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
September 7, 2014

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: Another Mike ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Good trails for beginning riders.....but a couple of options that can add some climbing challenges and a fast flowy downhill if you ascend and descend the tower climb trail. This place is not very technical but has enough hills to get a good fitness ride out of it over a couple of hours.

Recommended Route:
I usually start out at Buck Brush, loop that and Angels, cut over to Frontier and head south to Carson and Tower. Up and down Tower a couple of times then a fast flowy ride back up to Buck Brush.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Hogan and Bear Valley



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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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