15 miles
Distance
2,707 ft
Climb
-6,786 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

This is the classic Downieville Downhill route. Shuttle up to the start at the Sunshine Trail. From there it goes down to Butcher Ranch, 3rd Divide, and First Divide back in to town. There are alternative routes as well, but this is the classic.

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Trails in Route

Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    161
More Stats for Downieville Downhill mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -4,079 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,960 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,061 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,982 ft
  • Grade max
    -62.537%
  • Grade min
    59.862%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,171 ft
Avg: 4.35 (6 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
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  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      traildateconditiondescription
      First Divide
      Nov 11, 2018 @ 1:19pm
      Nov 11, 2018
      reporter
      Third Divide
      Nov 4, 2018 @ 9:27am
      Nov 4, 2018
      Sunrise Trail
      Oct 27, 2018 @ 11:19am
      Oct 27, 2018
      Loose lots of braking bumps
      Butcher Ranch
      Oct 27, 2018 @ 11:19am
      Oct 27, 2018
      Loose dirt on top with some moisture underneath. Lots of braking bumbs.
      Pauley Creek Trail
      Jul 28, 2018 @ 1:16pm
      Jul 28, 2018
      more reports »
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