15.0 miles
Distance
816 ft
Climb
-4,915 ft
Descent
1 mile
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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1 Review & Comments

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toftsmtb (Jun 26, 2021 at 15:50)
 Ride fast, don't die. Take some time to look around- the scenery is beautiful
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    781
More Stats for Downieville Downhill mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -4,101 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,980 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,081 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,979 ft
  • Grade
    -5.2%
  • Grade max
    -67.2%
  • Grade min
    34.4%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,862 ft
Avg: 4.4 (13 votes)

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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Third Divide
Oct 9, 2021 @ 10:09am
Oct 9, 2021
First Divide
Oct 9, 2021 @ 10:09am
Oct 9, 2021
Butcher Ranch Trail
Oct 3, 2021 @ 9:55am
Oct 3, 2021
Sunrise Trail
Sep 18, 2021 @ 10:13am
Sep 18, 2021
Pauley Creek Trail
Jun 11, 2020 @ 10:02am
Jun 11, 2020
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