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Quarry Trail

Average Rating:    (3.33 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 3

Very pretty trail that runs ajacent to the Middle Fork of the American River. 5.8 Miles of out and back fire roads with some single track. Not technical and if you want to take a leisurely, scenic ride you will find a number of beautiful mini-creeks and waterfalls along the way. Does experience some heavy use as the trail is well designed for beginners looking to ease into mountain biking.
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Latitude
38.91027022759443
Longitude
-121.03397369384765
Trail Directions
From Sacramento exit Elm Avenue in Auburb, proceed left to Lincoln Way. Left again and continue into the Auburn State Recreation Area. Once you begin decending into canyon you will travel approximately three miles. right at first bridge and proceed two blocks to a left that is posted with quarry Trail signs. Parking lot off Highway 49.
Trail Length
5.8 Miles
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Auburn
Zip/Postal Code
95603
Country
US
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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

Review Date
June 2, 2011

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Metamorphic ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This out-and-back route tracks the south bank of the middle fork. The further out you go the more rustic the trail gets. The beginning is a full lane wide, graded and graveled, at the end its an overgrown single track dodging on and off the Main Bar gravel bar and the adjacent canyon wall. Most of the trails in this area feature long strenuous climbs out of the canyon followed by correspondingly epic descents into the canyon. By this standard the Quarry Trail is unusually balanced with nicely paced pairs of challenging but short climbs and corresponding descents long enough to catch your breath but not much more. Its an ideal spot for some interval training.

This is a great spot for new riders. There are no serious technical challenges.

Recommended Route:
Follow the trail out, then follow it back. No real trick to the route finding.

If you want to save yourself $10 in parking you can park on the shoulder of Hwy 49 a hundred yards to the north of the park entrance.



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Review Date
April 6, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: patchouli ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
It's 5.5 out and 5.5 back. It gets harder as you go farther. Its mostly fire road but the views of the river right along side of you make up for it. It doesn't get much sun so if you want a cool ride during the hot summer go before 12. There are very fast sections on it so I have always called this the "Fast ass middle Fork Fire road." There are no jumps but there is a little section where one might do some freeriding. It's good for a beginner if they were to a 2.5 out and 2.5 back because the begining is pretty flat but make no mistake, this is not a beginner trail. It is definitely an intermediate trail.

Recommended Route:
80 east to Auburn. Exit elm. take left. take left at next light. go straight into canyon. When you come to a bridge, take right. take first left after bridge and park. The trail entrance is extremely obvious.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Forrest Hill Divide Loop "my favorite trail of all time"
Clementine Loop "most gnarly decent in Placer county"
Connector Trail "awsome 7 mile ride with breathtaking views"
Olmstead Loop "A good 9 mile wholesome ride with a killer climb in the middle"



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Review Date
December 11, 2005

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: dhouston ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I wrote the posting.

Recommended Route:
Only one way.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Foresthill Divide, Clementine Loop, Olmsted Loop.



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