Lower Pioneer Trail

Trailhead: Park at Harmony Ridge Market (mountain bikers invited) or at the horse staging area off Highway 20, one mile east, across from Lone Grave.

Distance: 10 miles
Total Estimated Climb: 500+ feet
Time Of Ride: 1 to 1.5 hours
Season: Can be snowbound in winter
Degree Of Difficulty: 4 physical, 4 technical
Ride eastward on the Pioneer Trail, which runs parallel to Highway 20, on the north side. the trail offers wooded single track riding with a moderate climb in the eastbound direction. It is marked with small diamond plaques on trees. Ride to White Cloud Campground and return, or continue eastward to Upper Pioneer Trail for a longer ride.

NOTE: The entire route has been developed and is maintained by a local equestrian group, the Gold Country Trails Council. Please extend every courtesy to folks on horseback.


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