6 miles
Distance
1,421 ft
Climb
-3,419 ft
Descent
00:58:54
Avg time
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Butcher Ranch Details

  • Riding area
    Downieville
    Downieville, California
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Summer, Fall
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #256

Butcher Ranch is the main trail for the classic Downieville Downhill. This is a legitimate expert-level trail, but much of the difficulty can be mitigated by slowing down and picking your line carefully. There will be some short dismount sections for most riders, but overall, the trail is fast and fun. A full suspension bike with 3+ inches of travel will greatly enhance your experience!

Access Info

Typically you will be riding down Sunrise trail, and the entrance for Butcher Ranch trail is directly across Butcher Ranch Road, and is well marked. Do not confuse the Butcher Ranch Alt trail, which is a few yards away to the north.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Butcher Ranch mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,998 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,432 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,650 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,588 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,590 ft
  • Grade max
    -71.214%
  • Grade min
    55.867%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
    00:58:54
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on Sep 24, 2017
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Avg: 4.9 (9 votes)

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Butcher Ranch Trail Reports

datedescription
Sep 24, 2017 @ 5:57pm
11 hours
Aug 26, 2017 @ 7:23pm
Aug 26, 2017
Some wet/muddy creek crossings, but otherwise dry.
Jul 22, 2017 @ 11:57pm
Jul 22, 2017
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Jun 22, 2017 @ 9:08pm
Jun 22, 2017
A few snow spots, but melting fast. A few puddles, nothing major. One rocky creek crossing raging pretty good, but easy to cross. Otherwise,...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 10:41am
Sep 3, 2015
Dry with a few streams to ride through.
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Aug 12, 2017 @ 2:14pm
Aug 12, 2017
Butcher Ranch, My City
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Butcher Ranch, My City
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Jul 20, 2017 @ 12:39pm
Jul 20, 2017
Butcher Ranch, Elk Grove
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Jul 20, 2017 @ 12:39pm
Jul 20, 2017
Butcher Ranch, Elk Grove

Routes with this trail

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Downieville Downhill
15 miles

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