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Glacier Point Road Opens To Bicycle Traffic

YOSEMITE — Beginning Friday, May 5, the Glacier Point Road will be open to bicyclists wishing to ride on the road. The road has been swept, but persons riding bicycles need to be aware that tree debris and small rocks may still fall onto the road. Crews will evaluate the road next week for possible opening to vehicles, pending weather ...

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Going Green Is The New Black Friday

OAKHURST — “Green is the new black,” says Visit Yosemite Madera County, with the goal of “Green Friday” being to get more people outside and moving this week. As families begin to prepare their Thanksgiving meals, and others are developing their holiday shopping list for the sales of Black Friday, Visit Yosemite Madera County is encouraging people to enjoy the outdoors this Friday, ...

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Bike Trails And Beyond In Yosemite And Madera County

MOUNTAIN AREA — Crisp air, clear trails, and less spendy… fall may be the best time to visit Yosemite National Park, Bass Lake and Madera County, depending on your preferences. Visiting in autumn is a great idea for many reasons but mostly because you avoid the summer crowds, kids are back in school and it’s less expensive than summer, with lodging rates reduced after Labor ...

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San Joaquin River Gorge Basin

This mountain bike and hiking area is just west of the Mammoth Pools on the San Joaquin River. It can be reached by driving south about ten miles on rd. 222 out of North Fork and is about four miles north of Auberry, Ca on rd. 222. There are many miles of trails here mostly rolling singletrack but there is ...

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Shuteye Peak Trail

This is an advanced trail requiring a long travel (5-7″) full suspension bike and some rock stepping and dropping skills. Near the top of the mountain there are many rocky outcroppings and formations making the area look a lot like Utah. Bring lots of water, food, sun protection, protective gear and extra clothing if thunderstorms are predicted. Start early in ...

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Miami Trails

This is an area devoted to OHV use and the poor condition of the single track trails is not where I would recommend for use by mountain bikes. The fire roads in this area are fine though and can take you to some very nice places. You can get to Yosemite, Mariposa, and El Portal through these interconected fire roads. ...

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Willow Creek Trail

This double black diamond downhill trail for full suspension bikes with at least 5 inches of travel. It follows the Willow Creek down from the high country above Bass Lake, California. This is one long adrenalin rush from top to bottom and you dare not take your thoughts off of the trail ahead. I recommend this trail to advanced riders ...

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007 Trail

This trail starts at the south end of Bass Lake, Ca at the intersection of Rd. 274 and Central Camp Rd. and is best done on a long travel full suspension bike. There is a parking area here next to the water flume that feeds Bass Lake from the snow melt. There are three sections of this trail as it ...

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Goat Mountain Trail

This mountain got it’s name back when Bass Lake was being created in the Crane Valley above Oakhurst. Goats were brought in to stamp down the dirt in the lake basin around the dam area. After they had done this, the goats were released and they migrated to this mountain to the west of the lake. Because they have been ...

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