2.8 miles
Distance
1,482 ft
Climb
-163 ft
Descent
00:44:31
Avg time
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Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
    • Dirtbike/Moto
  • Riding Area
    Downieville
    , California
  • Ref Number
    #10E02
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Season
    Summer, Fall
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #83139 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    10 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Dirtbiking
    • 5 in Horseback

Rattlesnake creek/downie river is the hardest trail in the downieville trail network. The top is extremely steep and extremely loose as you drop down to rattlesnake creek. Once you get to the creek there are quite a few technical water crossings with steep drops and climbs. This is mostly a hard enduro Moto trail that doesn’t get a whole lot of traffic. If you are looking to challenge yourself hit this trail. I Recommend going downhill only on this trail. Loop it with Empire creek and chimney rock trail

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Downie River Trail/Rattlesnake Creek bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    1,319 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,721 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,040 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,721 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,039 ft
  • Grade
    8.9%
  • Grade max
    -20.7%
  • Grade min
    47.9%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2,283 ft
  • Distance flat
    89 ft
  • Avg time
    00:44:31
  • Avg reverse time
    00:29:30
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on May 3, 2018
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Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      owenbettis (Oct 28, 2017 at 19:40)
       This is not a trail. This is a real bad time. Its more of an extreme OHV trail that is maniacally steep and soooo loose that its just terrible. Basically F every thing about this trail. You should only ride this if you are fully committed to ruining your whole day. The lower section is one of those deals where right when it starts getting all fun and flowy you start climbing again and it just sucks. PS some genius somehow managed to get his new truck stuck about 1/4 way down from the top (worst section). Still trying to figure out how exactly he got there.. but he's not leaving soon for sure. ANYWAY, don't ride this trail unless you really hate yourself.
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      Cowtipper (Aug 7, 2020 at 11:40)
       This is one of the best Moto trails in the area. Think hard enduro. It’s very commuting. Do it with a strong team.
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      Tomkat13 (Oct 14, 2020 at 18:01)
       Yup, best hard enduro trail in Dville, loop it with empire creek and chimney rock. One of the best ST loops in Cali.
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      jacojone (Nov 5, 2020 at 19:34)
       This is an awesome moto trail. The lower section would be fun on a mountain bike but the top mile would is super loose rocky doubletrack, and it the shuttle/doubletrack to singletrack ratio is bad.
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