12 miles
Distance
1,036 ft
Climb
-3,132 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.

The local trail association, "Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship," emphasizes the trails in this route are bidirectional. Please be considerate of uphill traffic -- riders and hikers. Consider using a bike bell on the narrow singletracks with low visibility.

Local Trail Association
Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship (www.sierratrails.org)
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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
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for Mills Peak DH mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -2,096 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,414 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,510 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,416 ft
  • Grade
    -3.4%
  • Grade max
    -59.6%
  • Grade min
    24.9%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,633 ft
Avg: 5 (2 votes)
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      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!
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      Mills Peak 2018 (Graeagle, CA) Mountain Biking
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      Jun 28, 2018
      youtuber Mills Peak 2018 (Graeagle, CA) Mountain Biking
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      Jun 28, 2018

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      Mills Peak Trail
      Jul 20, 2020 @ 11:51am
      Jul 20, 2020
      Great trail, better the second time once you know some of the features and start exploring alternate lines. Dry and loose right now, but wonderful fun if you mind your speed (switchbacks are developing considerable breaking bumps)
      Mills Peak (Lower)
      Jul 1, 2020 @ 11:35am
      Jul 1, 2020
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