Mountain Biking

Mountain biking opportunities abound in the Auburn area. In particular, the Auburn State Recreational Area has many trail networks that can be reviewed here. Scroll down on this page to access links to many popular nearby mountain bike trails.

Classic, local mountain bike rides can begin from the “Confluence” where the North Fork and the Middle Fork of the American River join. A particularly good short loop ride from the Confluence involves the Clementine to Culvert to Confluence trails. Other rides that are nearby include those that are on, and cross, the Stagecoach Trail. The longer Forest Hill Divide Loop Trail can be accessed from a trail head located five miles from the intersection of Foresthill Road at I-80. You will have a blast mountain biking in Auburn

Auburn is home to some of the most challenging and historic endurance events on the planet, notably the Tevis Cup 100-Mile Endurance Equestrian Ride (est. 1955) and the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run (est. 1976). The Western States Trail, the Auburn State Recreation Area with its vast network of trails and water venue access points, the lakes and rivers, the many regional parks, all make Auburn a destination for endurance athletes of all levels and interests. Due to the longevity, quality, variety and quantity of events held in this spectacular environment, in May, 2003 the Auburn City Council unanimously adopted a proclamation that declared the City of Auburn, CA “The Endurance Capital of the World™”.

Auburn is the home of the two oldest and most prestigious endurance events in the word: the Tevis Cup, 100-Miles in One Day Equestrian Endurance Ride (founded by Wendell Robie in 1955) and the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run (first accomplished in 1974 by Gordon Ainsleigh).

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