12 miles
Distance
1,572 ft
Climb
-3,641 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

This route outlines a very rewarding shuttle ride in the scenic lost sierras, ending in the quaint town of Graeagle. Many people drive the Mill Peak Road, however the road provides a nice warmup prior to the DH. There is a connector road about 5 minutes into the ride that shortens the climb and allows you escape the dust created by the traffic driving the road. The climb ends at Mills Peak, make sure to take a moment to take in the view from the fire lookout before starting this amazing downhill.

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Mills Peak DH mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -2,070 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,413 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,483 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,413 ft
  • Grade
    -3.393%
  • Grade max
    -44.764%
  • Grade min
    51.51%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,634 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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      Trail transparency
      Nakoma Mtb Trip
      Nakoma Mtb Trip
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      Dec 17, 2018
      Nakoma Resort put me and the crew up for a weekend of riding, relaxing and decompressing in the mountains!
      youtuber Mills Peak 2018 (Graeagle, CA) Mountain Biking
      Mills Peak 2018 (Graeagle, CA) Mountain Biking
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      Jun 28, 2018
      youtuber Mills Peak 2018 (Graeagle, CA) Mountain Biking
      Mills Peak 2018 (Graeagle, CA) Mountain Biking
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      Jun 28, 2018

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Mills Peak (Lower)
      Sep 1, 2019 @ 11:31am
      Sep 1, 2019
      Mills Peak Trail
      Jul 4, 2019 @ 3:55pm
      Jul 4, 2019
      Great trail. Varied riding from fun techy rocky sections to fast flowy forest sections. AMAZING views! Highly recommend! Solid blue line.
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