OverviewA complex of trails on the North Side of Folsom lake. Mostly smooth hard pack dirt with a few technical sections. Fun and easy to ride.
Trail DescriptionThis trail consists mostly of hard-pack dirt with the occasional rock garden thrown in for fun. There are multiple nested loops with with side trails for the more adventurous.
Getting ThereThere are several ways to reach the Granite Bay Trails. The first is to enter through the Granite Bay section of Folsom Lake, part of the California Parks system for The Folsom Lake Recreation Area. From Highway 50 Take the Folsom exit north and travel until you reach Douglas Bvld. About 8 miles. Turn right. Continue until the entrance gate. This requires at this time to pay a 10 dollar day use fee. Once in the park, drive to any of the parking lots and find the myriad of trails heading off the the north.
The second way (which is free) is to park near at the end of Twin lakes road. As described above, continue down Folsom road to the north, crossing Douglas Blvd. You sill soon enter a more rural looking area. Continue for about 3 miles past Douglas Blvd. You will pass a Fire Station on your left. About .5 miles after is Twin Rocks Road, turn right. Continue down the road and when it makes a sharp left turn, pull off into a dirt lot. The trials begin at the gate just to the west.