2 miles
Distance
171 ft
Climb
-1,264 ft
Descent
00:17:08
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of 3rd Divide Trail

3rd Divide Details

  • Riding area
    Downieville
    Downieville, California
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Spring, Summer, Fall
  • Global Ranking
    #231

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
    -1,092 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,509 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,658 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,601 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,509 ft
  • Grade
    -10.054%
  • Grade max
    -165.751%
  • Grade min
    74.887%
  • Distance climb
    1,861 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    264 ft
  • Avg time
    00:17:08
  • Avg reverse time
    00:34:17
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Status:
on Jul 30, 2017
Very Dry
Avg: 4.9 (9 votes)

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3rd Divide Trail Reports

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Jul 30, 2017 @ 9:50pm
Jul 30, 2017
Great trail conditions.
Jul 22, 2017 @ 11:57pm
Jul 22, 2017
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Jun 26, 2017 @ 8:46am
Jun 26, 2017
Downieville trails are running nice!
Jun 22, 2017 @ 9:18pm
Jun 22, 2017
Great shape.
Jun 3, 2016 @ 9:46am
Jun 3, 2016
Running great as of late April 2016
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Aug 12, 2017 @ 2:13pm
Aug 12, 2017
3rd Divide, My City
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May 20, 2017 @ 6:23pm
May 20, 2017
3rd Divide, Myob
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May 20, 2017 @ 6:23pm
May 20, 2017
3rd Divide, Myob
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Sep 11, 2015 @ 11:44am
Sep 11, 2015
3rd Divide, Downieville

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