6 miles
Distance
1,464 ft
Climb
-2,690 ft
Descent
01:14:17
Avg time
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Big Boulder Details

  • Riding Area
    Downieville
    Downieville, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Summer, Fall
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #17498 in Mountain Biking

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More Stats for Big Boulder bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,226 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,593 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,572 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,868 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,642 ft
  • Grade
    -3.67%
  • Grade max
    -272.522%
  • Grade min
    347.673%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
    01:14:17
  • Avg reverse time
    02:59:09
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Status:
on Nov 11, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.15 (8 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
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      Directions to big-boulder trailhead (39.649990, -120.711810)
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      Big Boulder Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Nov 11, 2018 @ 1:19pm
      Nov 11, 2018
      reporter
      Aug 25, 2018 @ 11:23am
      Aug 25, 2018
      Jul 30, 2017 @ 9:50pm
      Jul 30, 2017
      Lots of ruts first half downhill. Lots of loose rocks the rest of the way. I'll skip it next time.
      Dec 31, 2015 @ 12:20pm
      Dec 31, 2015
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 35 rides
      • 24 miles avg distance
      All
      • 167 rides
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      Photos

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      509 |
      Nov 16, 2014 @ 5:47pm
      Nov 16, 2014
      Big Boulder, Downieville
      450 |
      Nov 16, 2014 @ 5:44pm
      Nov 16, 2014
      | 1 comments Big Boulder, Downieville
      347 |
      Nov 16, 2014 @ 5:40pm
      Nov 16, 2014
      | 1 comments Big Boulder, Downieville
      256 |
      Oct 12, 2013 @ 5:51pm
      Oct 12, 2013
      | 1 comments Big Boulder, Downieville

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag mtbingadventures (Nov 2, 2018 at 7:01)
       This trail is well worth the effort it takes to get over there and ride it. I had a ton of fun checking on this line. It puts you right out by the top of 3rd divide so you still get to ride that when you are done.
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