Category Archives: high country

Spring Gap/Beardsley Reservoir Loop

This bike ride combines a couple of east-west unpaved Sugar Pine Railway segments with fairly steep connectors at each end–paved Beardsley Road on the east end and unpaved Forest Route 4N88 in the west. Including the railroad grades and the … Continue reading

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Pinecrest to Columbia on Sugar Pine Railway and Ditch Trails

This bike ride is about as easy as an almost forty mile long unpaved ride can get since it’s a shuttle and return on descending railroad and ditch trails. But it’s still a long haul with lots of nature and … Continue reading

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Herring Creek Loop

There are not a lot of complete loops to choose from at the higher elevations in the Stanislaus. Excepting the highway corridors, most of the high country is designated as Wilderness with no bikes allowed. The Herring Creek Loop is … Continue reading

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The Paved Road to Nowhere

The area of this ride may be affected by the Stanislaus National Forest Rim Fire closure order. See the Rim Fire Closure Area page and the Stanislaus Forest website for details. Nowhere may be an exaggeration, but most Forest Service … Continue reading

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