Sierra Nevada Adventures Single Day Rides
Mokelumne Canyon Ride
MOKELUMNE CANYON RIDE
Mokelumne Canyon ride, EXPLORES an amazing OFF-ROAD route through a deeply wooded forest to explore the ruins of an 1800s pioneer log cabin in a secluded location in wild and scenic Mokelumne River Canyon on the western side of the Sierra Nevada.
This dual-sport ADVENTURE ride will take you on an amazing off-road tour through a wooded landscape on remote dirt roads, goat roads & forest service roads bringing you a truly unique dual sport ride on the western side of the Sierra Nevada. Your mid to large dual-sport bike will be at home as we ride the backways & byways of yesteryear. As a rider who seeks adventure, you will be taken on a journey that will awaken, your inner dual-sport needs as you explore the wooded landscape to a breathtaking granite vista over 2,500 feet above the mighty Mokelumne River below. From its sources high in the central Sierra Nevada to Salt Springs Reservoir the mighty North Fork of the Mokelumne River carves the deepest granite canyon north of Yosemite National Park.
Mokelumne Canyon Dual Sport Adventure Ride begins on the western edge of the Sierra Nevada foothills and travels through the historic Amador Gold Country to a remote area of Calaveras County known as West Point. The small mountain town was originally named Indian Gulch when founded in 1852, the name was changed to West Point in 1854 when the famous mountain man Kit Carson established a camp on the ridge between the confluence of the Middle Fork and the mighty North Fork of the Mokelumne River.
Adventure soon begins as this dual sport ride leaves the small mountain town behind and ventures into a remote wooded area of Forest Creek. This mid-elevation forest land offers remote dirt roads with rocks, ruts, mud holes, and a challenging downhill route with the opportunity to test your bike and your skills including a fun creek crossing to add a little excitement to your adventure. You will also have the opportunity to view Calaveras Dome located on the south rim of the Mokelumne River Canyon is a breathtaking highlight of this adventure ride with its spectacular summit standing over 2,500 feet above the Mokelumne River below. The spectacular view from the summit of Calaveras Dome is dominated by the impressive granite rock formations and huge boulders on both sides of the canyon walls and the valley floor below. From the summit of Calaveras Dome, this dual-sport adventure ride continues on as it descends through a diverse conifer forest filled with sugar pine, ponderosa pine, and incense cedar as it winds its way down to the confluence of Bear River and the mighty North Fork of the Mokelumne River.
This mid-elevation segment of the Mokelumne River offers semi-primitive free camping with opportunities for swimming, photography, and wild trout fishing, Beyond its confluence with Bear River, this virtually trackless river enters a truly wild canyon dominated by mid-elevation Black Oak and old-growth forest as it carves its way past the prominent Devils Nose Peak. From the riverís edge, this dual-sport ride climbs the north side of the canyon on a curvy one-lane patched paved forest service road to the deep blue waters of Bear River Reservoir and beyond.
Are You Ready for ADVENTURE!
Single-Day Ride (20 rider max)
This dual-sport adventure ride is designed for medium (650cc+) to large (1200cc+) adventure bikes.
Off-road terrain is rated “mild to moderate” with some "challenging" and lots of adventure.
Ride distance approx.: 200 miles round trip (75 miles dirt roads)
*Gas stop (125-mile range required)
MEETING TIME: 8:45 am (ride starts at 9:00 am)
MEETING LOCATION: Starbucks in Folsom
*Starbucks 195 Placerville Road Folsom CA 95630
Note: Ride returns to Folsom CA (approx. 5 pm)
MEALS: (Meals Not included)
*Bring water, snacks, and lunch
OPTIONAL FRIDAY NIGHT HOTEL: (Hotel Not included)
-Hampton Inn and Suites Folsom, CA 155 Placerville Rd, Folsom, CA 95630 (916) 235-7744
*If you plan on truck/trailering your bike, there's parking available at Hampton Inn & Suites
Note: additional hotels available in Folsom CA
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