|The start of the dirt, just behind the kiosk at the SRA Kiosk.|
The start of the trail is behind the Kiosk located at the confluence of the forks of the American River, just past the Highway 49 bridge.
|Screenshot of the plot of the ride.|
|A blow up of the same shot, showing the Stagecoach Trail section.|
The heading photo shows the start of this trail, just behind the Kiosk and in the shadow of the Forresthill Bridge. Shortly past the point I hit the toughest section of the trail. Steep and very rocky, I was forced to dismount and walk for about 30 yards, not a very auspicious start for my hopes of gravel grinding! After that stretch, I was able to ride, although quite a bit of the first part was slow going, fairly rough and steep with a few sharp corners.
|A picnic table afforded a good place for a break.|
|On Upper Stagecoach Trail|
|The end of the dirt is in sight...|
|Looking back from Russell Road/Forresthill Avenue in Auburn.|