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Merced River Trail

13.1 mi
State: CA
Ballast, Dirt
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The Merced River Trail is an ungroomed, mostly dirt trail that follows the unshaded banks of the Merced River within the Merced River Recreation Area. Ideal for horseback riding, mountain biking and...
CA 13.1 mi Ballast, Dirt

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Merced River Trail

CA - 13.1 miles

The Merced River Trail is an ungroomed, mostly dirt trail that follows the unshaded banks of the Merced River within the Merced River Recreation Area. Ideal for horseback riding, mountain biking and...

Merced River Trail

CA - 13.1 miles

The Merced River Trail is an ungroomed, mostly dirt trail that follows the unshaded banks of the Merced River within the Merced River Recreation Area. Ideal for horseback riding, mountain biking and...

Recent Trail Reviews

Dry Creek Trail (Modesto)

Nice, flat, pretty trail

May, 2017 by bobdudeeb

Had a nice relaxing ride along the trail in May. Weather was sunny but pleasant. The trail description is accurate: the trail follows Dry Creek, which had water after the Winter's heavy rains. The trail passes through several parks, as well as oak trees and grassland. We saw several people walking and biking on the trail, but it was not nearly as crowded as the Crystal Springs Trail. Recommended for Spring and Fall and possibly Winter, if it's not raining. Can be very hot in the Summer.

Dry Creek Trail (Modesto)

bike ride

May, 2017 by ghorney33

Nice calm cool day for a ride this morning, a few dips and curves beautiful scenery that was mountain and a meadow like. Good for my son and I to try out as we are both not used to long rides yet but hope to continue to learn and gather more experience while enjoying some nature.

Lewis S. Eaton Trail

Great trail for beginners and pros

April, 2017 by zakath1

this is a Great trail for beginners and pros. Great benches and restrooms. Gorgeous scenery and a safe place to ride. Several options attach around Woodward park

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Dry Creek Trail (Modesto)

Dry Creek Trail Motivational Exercise

September, 2016 by luukkonen

My family and I rode our bikes the complete trail on Sat. and enjoyed it so much went back next day to ride and walk our dogs. Everyone there on trail very friendly and doing their thing for exercise and fun. I really enjoyed the dirt trails close to the river. Its a great place to spend your time.

Merced River Trail

The Grumpy Old man

May, 2016 by c_dier

05/28/2016 Unshaded - Yes; limited.
Tons of sticker bushes - 5 varieties.
Challenging - Meh; Mostly flat with small inclines.
Watch for gopher/varmint holes.

Was easy to find on the Briceburg side. This trail was enjoyable, mostly. Bring your non-cloth hiking boots/shoes or wind up with "Bullet Ant" shoes.

The best part? The "rock fairy" a nice gentleman named Eric. Was very informative about geology.

Next trip is hike upstream, raft down stream.

Dry Creek Trail (Modesto)

Fun

May, 2016 by kristilou186

My grandson and I go everyday for a bike ride/walk everyday. Great exercise.

West Side Rails (Tuolumne City to North Fork/ Tuolumne River)

Nice and Easy

April, 2016 by chipdier

The trail is mostly gravel until the 4 mile mark then it turns more rugged. About the 7.2m mark the trail becomes overgrown, bring your machete!

Dry Creek Trail (Modesto)

Great bike ride!

March, 2016 by jmccaslin

Enjoyed the length and condition of this trail. Did not like the street parking we found at Moose park end, so went to LaLoma park. Big lot with lots of activity.

Tuolumne River Trail

Good biking trail

March, 2016 by jmccaslin

Enjoyed the short bike ride on his trail. Found the park by gps: 1198 Tioga in Modesto. Parking on the street was all handicap. Found large parking lot off the street right before that lot in the park.

Hetch Hetchy Trail

Don't go by yourself ladies

May, 2015 by cruiserlady

Great asphalt surface that runs from Tully to Sisk. Needs some policing and we see a lot of creepy guys just walking the trail with hands in their pockets. Had a scary incident where one guy on a bike and one standing in the path wouldn't move. We didn't stop but went on the grass around them quickly. Seriously do not walk or bike on this path alone.

West Side Rails (Tuolumne City to North Fork/ Tuolumne River)

perfect

April, 2015 by laguardiax

Such an awesome trail for bike riding. A bit harder on the way back because it's uphill. Loved it

Merced River Trail

No visible sign on Bagby Side

April, 2015 by tonystrail

Went looking for this trail from the Bagby end but nothing!! I went off of the directions given in this website. The directions say that If you're driving south on Hwy 49 you will see Pinetree Rd and then continue onto French Rd.

I never saw either one. There are no street signs for Pinetree Rd or French Rd off of Hwy 49. I drove the area twice. Others bicyclists looking for the same trail had difficulty as well. If somebody could assist I would really appreciate it. I'd like to find this trail....Thanks.

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