Tag Archives: Stanislaus River

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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American Camp Fire Lookout

The American Camp Fire Lookout is located on top of a peak between the North Fork and South Fork of the Stanislaus where they join at the east end of New Melones Reservoir. The tower is no longer used, but … Continue reading

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Peoria Mountain

Peoria Mountain is at the south end of the New Melones Dam. The area is under the jurisdiction of the US Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) and is accessed from the end off Shell Road which in turn is accessed off … Continue reading

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Camp Nine/Italian Bar Road

This is a long adventure bike ride straddling the Stanislaus River Calaveras/Tuolumne County line. About 19 miles of the ride is paved along Parrotts Ferry, Camp Nine, and Italian Bar Roads, though most of the nine miles of Camp Nine … Continue reading

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