192.5 miles
Distance
26,599 ft
Climb
-29,240 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

The route is dangerous and physically strenuous. The creator of this route bears no responsibility for its usage, reference or subsequent occurrences stemming from the same.

Connecting two mining towns of the Eastern Sierra and Tahoe Basin with incredible singletrack and gravel roads.

Intended to be ridden as a four-day bikepacking route with stops at Star Lake, Incline Lake, and Independence Lake.

This route is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

3 Reviews & Comments

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matteosaisi (Jun 13, 2021 at 22:25)
 One of the easier routes. Rode it in under 4 hrs on an xc hard tail.
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samstabinsky (Jun 13, 2021 at 22:34)
 Rode it today on my 2021 S Works Enduro XX1 AXS FOX FACTORY CARBON WHEEL BRAWLER. Took me about 9 hours. I locked the shock out for maximum efficiency thanks to the elite FSR design of the enduro. Only at one point did I feel like the 64.3 hta let me down relative to my DEMO RACE XO1 ULTIMATE dh bike with its 62.8 hta. Next time I’d bring a water bottle as around the 100 mile mark I got a little thirsty. COVID rules at Northstar are still in place so either bring a mask or ride so fast that they can’t stop you . Great ride if you also have a 2021 S Works Enduro XX1 AXS FOX FACTORY CARBON WHEEL BRAWLER.
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matteosaisi (Jun 13, 2021 at 22:40)
 I found that my 2022 XX1 AXS enduro was too much for this trail. It wasn’t enough of a challenge so I opted for my 2021 sworks race hardtail (also with full axs of course). It seemed to tank the massive rocks and I’d deem it to be as much of a trail BRAWLER as my 2021 demo XX1 with Fox 40 factory in the Ltd battle ship color way.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bikepacking
    Yes
  • Bike type
    XC, Gravel
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Extreme
More Stats for Markleeville to Downieville: Complete mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -2,642 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,895 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,536 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,894 ft
  • Grade
    -0.3%
  • Grade max
    -75.9%
  • Grade min
    88.8%
  • Distance climb
    88 miles
  • Distance down
    94 miles
  • Distance flat
    11 miles
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