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near Maybert (historical), California (United States)
Doolittle is one of several entrances to the Ridge trail. It is easy to follow and in good condition but steep at 20% grade. It is a mixture of open and shade from oak forest. Some nice views, but once you’ve climbed to the top of the ridge, the Ridge trail offers even more. No bathrooms, fees, signage or water.
Getting there is part of the adventure and offers some nice views of the South Yuba River. After the Canyon Creek Bridge (1.7 mile from the trail head) Maybert becomes a rutted but not very difficult dirt road. After the Golden Quartz picnic grounds (1.5 miles from the trailhead and has parking if you did not bring the right car) a high clearance vehicle is needed because of rocks and ruts you can’t completely avoid. You probably don't need 4WD. The side of the road is decorated with car part trophies to remind the unwary. Maybert detours through Arctic Mine road to avoid a closed section, see Maybert Road Drive to Doolittle Trailhead track. The parking area we found is about 30 feet past the trailhead, has plenty of room and is easy to spot.
The Yuba Trails book has history and more information on this and the Ridge trail.