Bicycling / Cycling in Twain Harte, Sonora, California USA

7 mi/11.3 km
Elevation drop:
1200 ft/365.8 m
Sonora Pass is located near Pinecrest, Tuolumne County, California, USA. It is off of Highway about 60 mi/96.5 km east of Sonora.

One popular sport at Pinecrest Lake is cycling. In summer there is a little shopping area, available for bicycle rentals. One of the most well known trails to cycle is in Twain Harte. If you are a casual rider, this is the trail for you. There are plenty of hills to climb, that will give you a solid exercise.

It is interesting to ride through vacation communities and admire the cabins and other beautiful sights. If you are an experienced cyclist, there is a 7 mi/11.3 km ride down to the town of Tuolumne, that passes through some magnificent, scenic countryside.

There is an elevation drop of about 1200 ft/365.8 m, that makes a long climb back to town. South Fork Road is another route with lots of hill work, just 5 mi/8 km from Twain Harte to the Stanislaus River. There is a 500 ft/152.4 m elevation gain out of Twain Harte and then an elevation drop of 500 ft/152.4 m to the river. It is narrow, so pay extra attention.

How to Get to Destination

164 mi / 264 km, 3 hrs 5 mins
Follow I-880S to San Jose. Take the exit 31 for I-238 to I-580/Stockton/Fresno. Follow the signs for I-238/I-880/Castro Valley/Stockton Fresno and enter I-238 S. Enter I-580E. Go straight for I-205E. Enter I-5N. Take the exit California 4E to Downtown Stockton. Enter CA-4 E. Enter CA-4 E/CA-99 S. Take the exit 252B to enter CA-4 E to Farmington Rd. Turn right to CA-4 E/Farmington Rd. Go to CA-4 Bypass E/Angels Camp Bypass. Head straight for CA-4E. Turn left on Bear Valley Rd.
BY CAR FROM Central Valley
89.6 mi / 144.2 km, 2 hrs 4 mins
Follow CA-108 E/E F St. Continue to follow CA-108E. Enter CA-49 N/W Stockton St. Turn left on CA-49 N/Golden Chain Highway N/S Washington St. Make an open right turn to Parrots Ferry Rd. Head straight to Parrots Ferry Rd. Turn right to CA-4E. Turn left on Bear Valley Rd.
BY CAR FROM Sacramento
125 mi / 201.2 km, 2 hrs 41 mins
Follow CA-99S. Take exit 273 to Liberty Rd. Turn left on Liberty Rd. Turn right to CA-88W. Turn left to CA-12E. Continue to CA-49 S/Golden Chain Highway S/W St Charles St. Turn left to CA-4 Bypass E/Angels Camp Bypass. Continue straight to CA-4E. Turn left on Bear Valley Rd.
Columbia Airport,
50.6 mi / 81.4 km

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