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Granite Bay Trail

Average Rating:    (4.17 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 12

This is trail very suitable for beginners and stronger riders can ride it fast for a great workout. The trail starts with some fireroad riding with rolling hills with a few climbs but nothing too difficult. Once you reach the end of the fire road, look for the single track marker on your left. From here on out it's mostly smooth single track. Look for the marker marking "Center Trail" and turn right. There are some great views at the top of this trail overlooking Folsom Lake. From here, take the trail leading down off the hill. Stay straight on this trail, and you will end up back where you started at the sign for Center Trail. Follow the same trail and fire road back to your car. Stronger riders - ride this trail fast for great workout. This is an excellent local trail created by the great folks at FATRAC.
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Latitude
38.13455657705411
Longitude
-121.5087890625
Trail Directions
From Hwy 50 or 80, make your way to Folsom-Auburn Road and turn onto Fuller Dr heading East. Look for a large paved parking lot on the right and park here. Follow the paved road back towards Cavitt Jr. HS. Wind around the edge of the baseball field on the trail and turn left at the trail marker.
Trail Length
12 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Granite Bay
   


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Review Date
May 8, 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: Thyman ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I ride this trail quite often because it is close. I recommend buying the $99 annual park pass and part at Beale's Point Folsom lake. Then you can drop in near the entrance of beale's point and ride a full 17mi round trip. There are a lot of short climbs that will keep you on your toes. I recommend riding the water tower climb on the way out and taking the single track to the left rite at the top of the climb before you reach the building. Stay to the left at the beginning or you will be in for a 6ft launch over the road, which is fine if you like that. The left trail goes across the road and drops you back on the lower fire road then you can make the left and shortly another right on a short single track that takes you to the parking lot. If you do this then you will have to ride a short road up to the back to the end of fire road which starts the series of single track. FATRAC has done a wonderful job up keeping the trail, do everyone a favor and ride the trail they have directed so we can preserve our trail system. There are some technical areas however most can be ridden around for beginners. Keep your eyes open for the Rattle Snakes!!! I ride beale's point to the end and back under 2hrs. It is a fun fast ride.

Recommended Route:
see above

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Auburn trails, Salmon falls



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Review Date
February 27, 2011

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: Tom F. ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Actually, we did not get a chance to ride this trail. The map showing the trail starting at Terminous, CA is wrong. The trail is actually in Folsom, CA. We were coming from Tracy, CA and the two cities are VERY far apart when looking for a afternoon ride.

Recommended Route:
Fix the map associated with the Granite Bay Trail. If you are looking to ride this trail, look for it in Folsom, CA.



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Review Date
February 24, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: suvacrew ,  Racer

Summary:
This is where TBF Racing runs several MTB race series and Duathlons throughout the year. It's a fast network with a little bit of everything..single track, semi-tech obstacles, fast s-turns to pump, switchbacks galore and then spots of open for all out sprinting. A few sand pits and a couple of valley crossings that will accumulate water and turn into mud bogs .
For a slow leisure ride, it's pretty easy. If your going all out on race day and popping for 18+ miles of multi-loops it becomes a challenge, with repercussions for not paying attention.
Even in torrential rain, the dg trails drain off, but the grit just chows your drivetrain.

Recommended Route:
Whatever the race director plotted, never done anything but that.



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Review Date
September 30, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: wilputman ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Good single track, a little something for every one, no major steep climbs, a nice rolling hills type trail with a few tech sections thats are not bad at all, bottom line its a fun fast 12 miles that I enjoyed a lot. I get tired of going to a new trail and climbing the entire time that sucks!!, if you need that much of and arobic work out try to peddle harder and faster or go to the gym and take a step class with a bunch of FAT chicks. This trail you climb a little and strole down the rest, at no time in the ride did I burn out from climbing, thats what makes this trail so refreshing compared to the others I have ridden in the area.

Recommended Route:
Got lost so cant recommend a specific route



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Review Date
October 21, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: typaramedico ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Favorite trail. It's great for a really fun/little of everything/quick work out that's not too far out of Sacramento. It has some good climbs, is mostly single track, has rocks, sand and smooth s-turns never too far from water to take a dip.

Recommended Route:
From the granite bay day use parking lot, the trail head is on the east side, follow that out across the open area, cross the paved road and take the 2nd right. (1st is the exit). just follow that up and through the woods. there's few forks and splits...after riding the trail a few times you'll figure out which route takes you where. work your way out to the end of the peninsula and back. there's lots of variety and is a blast. When you get done if you sill have energy, try it backwards. -watch out for horses-

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Salmon falls

Sly park (up the hill a ways)

Forest hill (also up the other hill a ways)



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