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South Yuba Trail: Edwards Crossing to Purdon Crossing

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

4.4 mile 7.1 kilometer point to point
90% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 538' 164 m
Descent: -783' -239 m
High: 2,144' 654 m
Low: 1,749' 533 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 24% (13°)

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Trail shared by Pierre Reynes

Narrow trail on the edge of the South Yuba River.

Pierre Reynes

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Description

This is a narrow trail following the South Yuba River. It should be broken down in two parts. The section between Round Mountain Trail and the Purdon Bridge is narrow and the climbs can be steep at times, but it is not too rugged. The trail is quite smooth and not right on the edge of the canyon.

The section between Round Mountain and Edwards Crossing Bridge, on the other hand, can be quite dangerous in places. It is sometimes very narrow right on the edge of a vertical drop into the canyon with no room for mistakes and there are a few rocky sections. It offers the very best views of the South Yuba River's steep canyon.

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Exposed singletrack along the South Yuba River.
Sep 8, 2017 near Nevada…, CA

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