6 miles
Distance
1,184 ft
Climb
-3,139 ft
Descent
00:59:59
Avg time
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Butcher Ranch Details

  • Riding Area
    Downieville
    Downieville, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Summer, Fall
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #240

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 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,956 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,437 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,648 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,589 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,633 ft
  • Grade
    -5.899%
  • Grade max
    -58.374%
  • Grade min
    37.159%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,491 ft
  • Avg time
    00:59:59
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Status:
on Oct 27, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 4.95 (14 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Butcher Ranch Trail Reports

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Oct 27, 2018 @ 11:19am
Oct 27, 2018
Loose dirt on top with some moisture underneath. Lots of braking bumbs.
Sep 21, 2018 @ 9:57am
Sep 21, 2018
Nice and dusty
Sep 11, 2018 @ 12:58am
Sep 11, 2018
Dry, dusty but still a blast.
Sep 9, 2018 @ 10:27am
Sep 9, 2018
A lot of braking holes
Jul 21, 2018 @ 11:46am
Jul 21, 2018
Super fun DH
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Dec 27, 2017 @ 11:31pm
Dec 27, 2017
Butcher Ranch, Downieville
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Dec 27, 2017 @ 11:31pm
Dec 27, 2017
Butcher Ranch, Downieville
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Dec 27, 2017 @ 11:31pm
Dec 27, 2017
Butcher Ranch, Downieville

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