Completed in 2015 by our parent organization, the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship, Mount Hough trail is 12 miles and 3,800 vertical feet of singletrack flow, speed, beauty and amazing dirt (especially after some rain). Starting at 7,200 feet elevation above the emerald blue waters of Crystal Lake overlooking Genesee Valley, Mount Hough trail is fun for all ages and skill levels, featuring perfectly banked switchbacks, high-speed sections of trail with long sight lines, tabletop jumps for those who love air time and a perfect finish at a swimming hole on Spanish Creek. And because Mount Hough was built with California OHV funds, it can also be ridden on an ebike.
Whether you shuttle with friends, shuttle with Yuba Expeditions or earn it the old fashioned way by pedaling, the best way to the top is by taking Mount Hough Road (bumpy dirt road passable by car in summer months) from Quincy Junction/Chandler Road all the to the top. At the bottom of the singletrack at Oakland Camp, after crossing the railroad tracks, keep heading downhill on pavement to the swimming hole before the bridge over Spanish Creek on Oakland Camp Road, which is a great place to start and finish from.Trailforks Mt. Hough Trail details and map.
Top of Mt.Hough at 7,200ft with Mt. Lassen in the background.
Yuba Expeditions is owned and managed by Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship. The proceeds from Yuba Expeditions go directly back into building and maintaining these trails. By taking our shuttle, or purchasing product from the shop, you are supporting the trails we all enjoy.
These trails are maintained by the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship in partnership with the Forest Service and other volunteer trail groups. Many of these trails are maintained as part of the Adopt-a-Trail Program administered and organized through the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship. The trail adoption program ensures that each individual trail receive regular maintenance and upkeep, each season.
The Stewardship also hosts monthly Trail Daze volunteer work days, these work days account for more than 30,000 volunteer labor hours on historic, multiple-use, and motorized multiple-use trails. If you enjoy riding high country trails in the Sierra Buttes region, then join us; as a volunteer, as a member, as a steward.