Rock Creek / Finnon Reservoir

Level of Difficulty:  Moderate to Difficult (1800' total climbing)
Riding Time: 2 hours  Printable Area Map:  Rock Creek Finnon Ride (Adobe Acrobat required)
Season to Ride:  Year round -  except cold winter days where snow level may be below 2500 ft.

Description:  Three words about this ride - bring a camera.  This is a beautiful ride that follows high above the South fork of the American River.  There are plenty of views... and along the way you will pass Chili Bar Reservoir, Rock Creek, and several waterfalls along the way (some are seasonal - Winter and Spring seasons are best to see these).  Traffic is normally light, though at times it can be moderate - especially if some type of construction is occurring up the hill.  If you aren't ready to do the climb up to Finnon Reservoir, you can turn around at Rock Creek thus avoiding the long climb.

Miles Directions
0.0 Start at Corner of Rock Creek Rd and Highway 193.  (Parking available on side of road).  Ride on Rock Creek Rd.
4.7 Pass seasonal waterfall
5.3 Cross Rock Creek.  Begin climb to Finnon Resv.  First 1 mile is stiff climb.
8.5 Pass Mosquito Cutoff Rd (continue straight).
8.7 Finnon Reservoir on left side next to store/campground. Good place for a break. Start return here. Great downhill ride heading back to Rock Creek.  Be careful of cars suddenly coming around the corner while going downhill (in other words, don't go too fast around blind corners).
8.9 Pass Mosquito Cutoff Rd (continue straight).
12.0 Cross Rock Creek (wasn't that a great downhill?).
17.2 End of ride