2 miles
Distance
128 ft
Climb
-1,249 ft
Descent
00:17:49
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of 3rd Divide Trail

3rd Divide Details

  • Riding area
    Downieville
    Downieville, California
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Spring, Summer, Fall
  • Global Ranking
    #302

Third Divide makes up part of the classic Downieville downhill route. It is considered the "fast and flowy" section--quite a bit smoother overall than Butcher Ranch with a great downhill pitch. It is typically maintained at a high level due to its popularity and use.

Access Info

After crossing Pauley Creek on Butcher Ranch trail and climbing out of the valley, the trail will split, with Third Divide continuing uphill to the right, and Second Divide splitting off left and down. The top of Third Divide and also be accessed from Big Boulder trail from the north.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for 3rd Divide mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,121 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,509 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,656 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,630 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,509 ft
  • Grade
    -10.232%
  • Grade max
    -52.763%
  • Grade min
    38.232%
  • Distance climb
    1,504 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    436 ft
  • Avg time
    00:17:49
  • Avg reverse time
    00:34:17
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Status:
on May 3, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.9 (10 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to 3rd-divide trailhead (39.611842, -120.750732)
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3rd Divide Trail Reports

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Dec 27, 2017 @ 11:39pm
Dec 27, 2017
3rd Divide, Downieville
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Dec 27, 2017 @ 11:39pm
Dec 27, 2017
3rd Divide, Downieville
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Dec 27, 2017 @ 11:38pm
Dec 27, 2017
3rd Divide, Downieville
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Dec 27, 2017 @ 11:38pm
Dec 27, 2017
3rd Divide, Downieville

Routes with this trail

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Downieville Downhill
15 miles
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21 miles
Downieville XC Course (2018) race
28 miles

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