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Mountain Biking in Poore Lake, Toiyabe National Forest, 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. A well known trail is Poore Lake. It is a 6.5 mi/10.5 km, one way, moderate trail with elevation gain of 500 ft/152.4 m.
Poore Lake is located on the east side of Sonora Pass, on Highway 108, at a turnout of about three quarters of a mile west of Sonora junction. This ride takes you lengthwise dirt roads and past a series of lakes such as Junction Reservoir, Kirman Lake, Mud Lake and finally Poore Lake. There are several roads connected, allowing variations to the route.