- 9 - 18 miles
- Aerobic Difficulty:
- Time To Allow:
- 2 - 4 hours
- Year Round
The Darrington Trail, also known as the Salmon Falls Trail, is a popular biking trail outside the small town of Cool.
The Darrington Trail follows alongside the South Fork of the American River and past Folsom Lake, weaving through ravines, woods and meadows. The first mile of the Darrington Trail features the most technical riding and the difficulty eases as the trail progresses. There is some thrilling exposure along portions of the Darrington Trail, where the edge of the trail abruptly drops more than 50 feet down to the river.
The Darrington Trail is usually ridden as an out and back with a turn-around at Peninsula Campground. The ride can be cut in half by leaving a car shuttle at the campground.
9 miles is one way and 18 miles is out and back
Time To Allow:
Depends on route taken and rider ability level
The Darrington Trail is multi-use and riders should understand and practice appropriate right of way protocol. Riders should also carry a first aid kit, bike repair kit and extra water and food.