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Winchester Loop

Average Rating:    (3.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

Best kept secret as only locals seem to have knowledge of this trail. Loop is approximately 7 miles that runs the circumference of the very upscale Winchester housing development. (Can''t touch anything below $1.5 million). Trails appears pedestrian enough at the beginning either clockwise or counter but after 2 miles you will run into some technical stretches and some uphills that only the most advance riders can manage. Nice track with some nice vistas, views of the golf course and some mini-mansions. Have fun.
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Latitude
38.98326476223972
Longitude
-121.02865219116211
Trail Directions
Trail can be found off of I-80, exiting the Clipper Gap/Meadow Vista offramp from Auburn. Take a left over the free and proceed roughly 1 mile to Sugar Pine Road on the left. Park at Church lot to right and trail head is across Sugar Pine Road. You can take trail clockwise (extreme) or counter clockwise across Sugar Pine Road (advanced).
Trail Length
7 Miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Meadow Vista
Country
US
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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
July 30, 2011

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: dirkfh ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The trail is roached. Last years heavy rains have destroyed lots of the trail. I can get to this trail from my house and I will not ride it again major work has been done on it. It's a shame.

Recommended Route:
Counter clockwise

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Too many in the Auburn Nevada city area to list.



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Review Date
June 27, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: isilverman ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Good mix of technical climbs and descents with some smoother faster sections. Very lightly used. Shortish trail but still a great workout due to some steep technical climbs.

Gave it a 4s for both technicality and aerobic difficulty as the climbs are tricky and steep. It's not a long trail but I still haven't cleaned the switchback section heading up.

Recommended Route:
I actually like to pick up the trail where it parrallels meadow vista rd and is intersected by a little spur heading into winchester. Head down the hill from there (be careful for the 90 degree right turn at the bottom). Just follow the trail.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Manzanita trail to fuel break to confluence and back up stagecoach in ASRA (Auburn)



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Review Date
January 7, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: CheeseSoda ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This trail has a little bit of everything. Switchbacks, rolling single-track, and several sections of rocky white-knuckle downhill. I believe CDF or a similair agency provides the maintenance for part or all of the trail, which at best could be described as minimal. A good majority of the trail has rocks, and there are some epic gardens.

Recommended Route:
If you're looking up the hill of Winchester Drive about half way up the hill, you want to look to your right. This direction sets you up for the best downhill section. "The Switchbacks" will be difficult either way, but this puts you on the side of the mountain with the better view as you're descending.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
I don't know of any in the immediate area.



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Review Date
November 30, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: dhouston ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Not for the faint of heart. Surprised I was the first to comment on this trail. Extremely challenging with steep and rocky terrain an intersting section of 20 or so switchbacks that allow riders to ascent about 300 feet in a very short distance. Lots of technical sections.

Recommended Route:
Counter-Clockwise unless you are an extreme rider.

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



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