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Took a little trip up to Grouse Ridge for some hiking. Here’s a couple pics and a vid from the top..







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Wow! Great shots! What's the trail like?
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The trail is a pretty easily navigated, but twisty forest service road. It’s about 4 miles up from the pavement, with a few deep ruts and some sandy areas. Really the only “difficulty” there is is how rocky and jarring it is due to having the 20” wheels and lower profile tires.

I’m still tempted to get some smaller wheels and bigger rubber, but I do tend to push this thing hard into corners on pavement, which is 80-90% of my driving. So for now I just try to take it a little slower and take deep breaths when some stupid bump tries to rattle my fillings out.


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The trail is a pretty easily navigated, but twisty forest service road. It’s about 4 miles up from the pavement, with a few deep ruts and some sandy areas. Really the only “difficulty” there is is how rocky and jarring it is due to having the 20” wheels and lower profile tires.

I’m still tempted to get some smaller wheels and bigger rubber, but I do tend to push this thing hard into corners on pavement, which is 80-90% of my driving. So for now I just try to take it a little slower and take deep breaths when some stupid bump tries to rattle my fillings out.


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Sounds cool. I always worried about the road tires on trails. So I have the converse problem to you: good on trails but tons of roll when I throw it into a corner on the street. (With plenty of visibilty, run out and no other cars, of course.)
 

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Where is Grouse Ridge?
Lat/Long is 39.386204,-120.612399

I see you’re out in the bay.. if you take 80 East towards Truckee, get off at exit 161 (Hwy 20 towards Grass Valley), then turn right onto Bowman Rd, take that up to Grouse Ridge Rd, and just follow it all the way to the top.

There’s a campground at the top, but also tons of open wilderness, TONS of little lakes all around there, and plenty of other stuff to see up there, too... like Emerald Pools on Bowman Rd.

Gonna be a bit rough up there with the snow now, though.


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Lat/Long is 39.386204,-120.612399

I see you’re out in the bay.. if you take 80 East towards Truckee, get off at exit 161 (Hwy 20 towards Grass Valley), then turn right onto Bowman Rd, take that up to Grouse Ridge Rd, and just follow it all the way to the top.

There’s a campground at the top, but also tons of open wilderness, TONS of little lakes all around there, and plenty of other stuff to see up there, too... like Emerald Pools on Bowman Rd.

Gonna be a bit rough up there with the snow now, though.


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Thanks for the info & directions! Looks like fun, I will head out there and check it out this spring/summer 2021.
 

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Thanks for the info & directions! Looks like fun, I will head out there and check it out this spring/summer 2021.
You’ll handle it much better than I with those 18” and more rubber on your rig. There’s a bunch of other trails out in that area, too. Eagle Lakes Rd is another fun one, some easy river crossings, and if you get off at the Soda Springs exit, you can actually take a long off road loop all the way back to Foresthill & Auburn. I haven’t made the whole loop yet, but there’s so much up there. French Meadows, **** Hole... definitely recommend exploring up there after come spring/summer.

If you have any recommendations out in the bay, I’d love to know some fun day excursion trails. I’m often in Sonoma county, S.F, Monterey, etc.


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