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Tour de Granite

Average Rating:    (3.67 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 6

8 mile loop, with a hard granite climb.
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Latitude
37.09421072681678
Longitude
-119.22303199768066
Trail Directions
Trail Length
8 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Fresno
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Review Date
April 17, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: stellarbassman ,  Racer

Summary:
Raced TdG last year, loved it...but man granite up that rear!! that face is killer! the beginning of the course is pretty fun, with a couple kickers and what not. then straight up the face, but what geos up must come down :-)



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Review Date
December 31, 2004

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: mustard ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail has a little bit of everything. Some good downhill towards the end of the trial but first you have to climb the 800ft granite face. If you are good in the saddle and have a big set of lungs on you, you may be able to ride up the granite but most people walk it. Either way it's a great cardio workout.

Be careful not to get lost the first time on the granite. Look for the rock piles, red ribbon and chalk arrows to guide you. There is a yearly race there in the summer which is great fun. Good for beginners and expert riders. Not for those who just want to go downhilling.

Recommended Route:
There are two routes to the granite. First you can go left at after the second gate on the single track. Secondly you can keep on the double track on take a right at each fork you come to till the granite.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
OO7, buckridge.



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Review Date
June 23, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: LonnieB ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Haven't done this trail yet, I'll let you know after this weekend

Recommended Route:
HOw to get there... Take Hwy 168 East from Fresno towards Shaver Lake. Before you get to Shaver lake, turn Right onto Dinkey Creek Road. Take Dinkey Creek Road approximately 7 mile to Markwood Meadows on the Left.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Hensley Lake (Buckridge)



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Review Date
November 20, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Colleen ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Very scenic. Beautiful area and awesome riding.



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Review Date
May 28, 2003

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: brianknobular , from santa clara, california

Summary:
Sometime in late 2002 or early 2003, this trail has
been bulldozed to an ugly 15 to 20 feet width. The
damage is right up to the start of the granite section.
You can still ride here, but it is not the same.
Expect more dust than usual for the next year or so.

Recommended Route:
It's a figure eight, take the west side of both loops
to start, climb the granite, then return back to the
start along east side.



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