Sierra Nevada Adventures Single Day Rides

Mokelumne Canyon Ride


Here's your opportunity to explore the wild and scenic North Fork of the Mokelumne River Canyon. Mokelumne Canyon Dual Sport Adventure ride explores the wild and scenic Mokelumne Canyon from the deeply wooded forest on the western side of the Sierra Nevada to the spectacular granite cliffs on the edge of the wild and scenic Mokelumne Wilderness.


This dual sport adventure ride will take each rider on a tour through a remote wooded landscape on dirt roads, back roads & forest service roads bringing you a truly unique dual sport ride in 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 breath taking 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 the opportunity to test your bike and your skills in creek crossings through Forest Creek. 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 the canyon walls and valley floor below. From the summit of Calaveras Dome this dual sport adventure ride continues on as it descends though 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. 


Single-Day Ride: (20 rider max)

This dual sport adventure ride is perfect for medium to large dual sport adventure bikes.
Off-road terrain is rated "mild to moderate" with some challenging and lots of adventure.
Ride distance 200+ miles round trip (75+ miles dirt roads)
One gas stop (125 mile range required)

Bring water & lunch

Meet Time: 9:00 a.m.

Meeting Location: Starbucks Folsom

195 Placerville Road Folsom CA 95630

Ride returns to Folsom CA (approx 5pm)

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