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Hey what can be riden in the Shaver Lake area, or basically the Red, Mirror and Coyote Lakes area. I know this is popular with the 4x4 jeep guys but is most of this stuff passable on a bike or is is just crazy 2 mile rock crawls?

Does anyone have anymore info or experience around these areas? Photos?

thanks

Zoob

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I saw a ride post about a jeep trail in that area that was mostly riding on slabs of granite. Looked pretty sweet. No trail in that area, but lots of jeep roads.

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there are trails, but they are rocky for sure. The more standard dirt type of trails in the local hills are near Bass lake. Near Shaver you can do a loop thru Dusy Ershim and some of the trails you mentioned and come out at Tamarack area if you know the way and have a plated bike. ALL day ride tho and this year the high stuff wont be open til July is my guess.

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Great thanks guys.. please keep anymore trail info or info scources comming

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look for snowmoblie OHV trails above shaver lake near the next lake up the road, forgot that lake's name, but in the summer I have rode those snowmolbile marked trails up there, it was fun, wide trails, but nice scenery

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I saw a ride post about a jeep trail in that area that was mostly riding on slabs of granite. Looked pretty sweet. No trail in that area, but lots of jeep roads.

Your probably thinking on Bald Mountain trail. Everything is under snow right now though. . .

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Definetley nice scenery and going to be snowed in through June?

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Your probably thinking on Bald Mountain trail. Everything is under snow right now though. . .

It may have been. The Dusy Ershim sounds familiar or is that the one that skirts between two wilderness areas???

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Bald Mtn Views

Brewer and Bald are the easiest. Coyote is an awesome lake, good camping. Ershim/Dusy trail is serious business, i havnt rode it on a MC but have mountain biked it and 4x4 it.

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Don't know where you're coming from but down at the bottom of the mountain on your way up to Shaver is Jose Basin outside of Auberry. PM me if you're interested in riding in that area. I go out there all the time to ride

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Don't know where you're coming from but down at the bottom of the mountain on your way up to Shaver is Jose Basin outside of Auberry. PM me if you're interested in riding in that area. I go out there all the time to ride

Hey swede,

i live about a mile from the casino. I ride jose basin road on my bicycle for conditioning work, but have never riden the motorcycle trails. PM me or get in touch with me the next time you give it a go, I wouldn't mind tagging along if thats OK. also, my place is convienient if any mechanicals need fixing etc.

Carl Johansson

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I just was invited on a camping trip to shaver lake and found this thread. Does anyone know where I could find a map of some of these trails?

I'm going with mostly non-riding friends but I have 2 bikes (1 plated, 1 not) and am trying to decide if I should bring them or not.

We're camping right on the shore. anyone know if I can ride to trails from there or will trailoring to a trailhead be necessary?

btw...this is my first post here (usually hang out over at ktmtalk), so thanks to everyone for all the great info here!

Chris

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you will have to trailer, the USFS map has all the trails on it. Brewer, Bald, Red, Coyote, Ershim, still has snow for most of these tho. Will be a few weeks before you can do a loop.

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Thanks Mike. The 4x4 link tusken posted above shows everything will be closed except bald. I guess it might be open but snow covered???

Where can i find a USFS map?

I'm somewhat leaning toward not bringing the bike. A little bummed bc i was looking forward to riding somewhere new. I live in the bay area and stick up here for the most part (sea level up to about 2,000 ft). Thought it might be a nice change of scenery. Oh well. you win some and lose some.

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USFS map avail on the way up in Prather at the USFS office.

Bald is a shrt trail with not much chalenge but a nice view.

If you were going to the Bass lake area you could ride as it is lower in elev.

Go fishing instead. Shaver is hitting for trout and Kokanee with anything pink while trolling.

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Thats pretty much the plan, except most of our fishing will be from the shore. How's that been? Any tips? I'm admittedly pretty amaturish when it comes to fishing.

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