Mountain Biking in Clavey River, Sonora, California USA

9 mi/14.5 km
Sonora Pass is located near Pinecrest, Tuolumne County, California, USA. It is off of Highway about 60 mi/96.5 km east of Sonora.

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. A popular trail is Hull Creek to Clavey River. It is a 9 mi/14.5 km route on the old West Side Lumber Company’s railroad line.

The easy grade is guaranteed on old railroad routes. This trail, however, is kind of tricky to reach and difficult to follow. It is perfect, if you are an adventurous type and carry a map and compass or GPS. When leaving Long Barn take the North Fork Road or the Merrill Springs Road.

Afterwards follow the Merrill Spring Road to Hull Creek and Clavey River. Then cross the North Fork of the Tuolumne River and after 6 mi/9.6 km meet Forest Road 3N07. Pay attention for a sign, marking the West Side Rail Tour.