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Mountain Biking in Cedar Ridge, Sonora, California USA
A popular sport at Sonora Pass is mountain biking. There are mountain biking trails along the Sonora Pass highway. You will find everything you need from gentle, railroad grades to steep, single tracks. There are great logging roads, perfect to explore.
Purchase a map of Stanislaus National Forest at the ranger station in MiWuk or Pinecrest and also a map of Toiyabe National Forest at the Bridgeport ranger station. One of the most popular trails is Cedar Ridge. It is a one way, 2.5 mi/4 km, moderate trail with elevation loss of 200 ft/61 m.
Grab your bike and ride along the old Columbia and Stanislaus River Water Company ditch line. In order to reach the beginning spot take Twain Harte Dr., just out of Twain Harte and follow it to Joaquin Gulley and then another 5 mi/8 km to Mountain Elizabeth Road.
A ditch road is on your left side. Ride along the hillside to Cedar Ridge, where you will be on paved roads again. There are some dirt roads on Mount Elizabeth, offering more challenging rides for mountain bikers.