Taking a Bite out of the $87 billion Biking Industry
By Kathleen Haff, Tuolumne County District 4 Supervisor
Did you know that a mountain bike destination trail system is being added to 6 miles of already existing multi-use trails just off of Ferretti Road?
Approximately 4 miles past PML Airport, ¼ mile past Camp Tuolumne Trails, on the right. Find the dirt parking lot with boulders and a Forest Service gate, and you are there. The planning, design and construction for this project is being managed by the Groveland Trail Heads, a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 mountain bicycling club. This project is in the Groveland Ranger District of the Stanislaus National Forest. The views are amazing and so are the trails they are building!
In 2020, the first mountain bike trail was built. It’s called Tap 5, a 1.3-mile trail loop with features such as berms, jumps, drops and rollers to keep riders engaged. Sonora Area Foundation helped to fund it.