Mountain Biking in Herring Creek, Sonora, California USA

12 mi/19.3 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. One of the most famous trails is Herring Creek Loop. It is a 12 mi/19.3 km, moderate ride with elevation gain of 1000 ft/305 m.

The loop follows dirt roads, starting from the Herring Creek campground up to the headwaters of Herring Creek, past the Bloomer Lake, down through Three Meadows and then back to the starting point. If you are an intermediate rider, you will love this ride, because it will give you a great workout.

Pick up a map at the Hub in Pinecrest to find other connecting trails, leading up to Pinecrest Peak.