Lyons Reservoir - 5 miles plus, Beginner to Expert - the first 5 miles are from a ditch up to the reservoir. From there you can ride around the lake and explore the area or continue onto any of the other trails in the area - to reach the trailhead, take Hwy 108 from Sonora past Twain Harte. Then turn left on Confidence South Fork Rd. and continue just past Sugarpine Rd. On your right will be a gate and just through it you will begin your ride along the ditch road.
Cedar Ridge - 7 miles each way, Beginner to Moderate - the route is on a ditch road crossing Mt. Elizabeth Rd., but if you're looking for something a little longer or more difficult, stay on Mt. Elizabeth Rd. - to reach the trailhead, take Hwy 108 from Sonora to Twain Harte Dr., onto Joaquin Gully, and from there onto Mt. Elizabeth Rd.
Hammill Canyon - 11 mile loop trail, Beginner to Moderate - the trail goes through the canyon and around Herring Creek Reservoir - to reach the trailhead, take Hwy 108 from Sonora through Pinecrest to Herring Creek Rd. Stay on that road until the pavement ends and an additional 1-3 miles until the road forks. You may take either fork as the trail is a loop.
Twain Harte to Columbia - A 35 mile ride with lots of elevation changes, Expert - the ride is along an unimproved county road - to reach the trailhead, take Hwy 108 from Sonora then turn left on Confidence South Fork Rd. and go across Sugar Pine Rd. to South Fork Rd. It will become Italian Bar Rd. Stay on this until you reach Columbia. Then take Big Hill Rd. to Middlecamp for the return.
Glory Hole Recreation Area - Glory Hole Rd, Angels Camp, CA 95222 - over 25 miles of hiking and biking trails.
Gold Country Bicycle Tours - P.O. Box 1382 Angels Camp, CA 95222, 866-280-TOUR