Mostly dirt, first 6 miles is single trail, then the next 18 miles is dirt road with ocassionl vechiles, about three gates.
How to get there:
From Sonora take 108 up to Pinecrest. Park at Pinecrest Ranger Station. About 400feet down 108 on the left is a dirt road, goes down to a houseing district, follow paved road to a dirt road on the right. Go around the gate and start the trail to Sping Gap. Ther are other bikers on this trail. At Sping Gap go up the road about a quarter of mile and turn right on dirt road. This where you might meet a vehicle in hunting season. follow road to Lions lake. For a longer ride go on to Twain Harte from here. Makes for a 34 mile ride. About 4 miles of Hyway riding.
I have riden this trail many times. There are sometimes horses and always other bikers on this ride.
|Posted by: Roger on 4/30/2011
I started at the Lions Dam parking lot on a beautiful
April 30, 2011. First, I went west: very easy ride
with terrific view of redwood and pines. Snow was
still melting and left some fun areas of mud and
water. Going the other way, I crossed areas of snow
and a cold creek. Easy ride, but highly
|Posted by: Bryan on 1/23/2009
When they say "Spring Gap" they actually mean "Fraser Flat" and when you hit the pavement there, turn left, then take the first right. After making the turn on to the pavement, intermediate riders can add a little singletrack by climbing over the gaurdrail on the side of the road right where a rock has been placed on the post. Hike down and you'll find it. This trail follows the RR grade, then climbs up to the dirt road that continues to Lyon's Lk.
|Posted by: Laurie on 6/28/2003
A great low difficulty ride. Mostly level
with a couple of short hills. Make
sure you head east from the
pinecrest ranger station, not "down"
which some might confuse as
heading west. Weather is usually
agreeable and there are great views
of rivers and Lyons reservoir along
the way. Trees, water, mountains...
who could ask for more? If you don't
have time to drive all the way to
pinecrest or want a shorter ride, Turn
left off 108 just before LongBarn on
Lyons Dam Road. From the parking
lot you can go east or west. Both
ways provide dirt road (not
singletrack) and an easy ride. One
stream crossing if you go east and
three gates. Another entry point, the
Fraser Flat Road (another left off 108
further up from Lyons road). Drive
down to the bridge, ride east for
some single track and dirt road mix
and great views. A 3 mile GRADUAL
climb to Strawberry road and then 3
miles downhill. Fun!
Distances, 5 miles (1way) from