3.4 miles
Distance
1,049 ft
Climb
-1,462 ft
Descent
00:24:43
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of First Divide Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

First Divide Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
    • Dirtbike/Moto
  • Riding Area
    Downieville
    , California
  • Ref Number
    #10E08
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Season
    Spring, Summer, Fall
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #796 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #1204 in E-Biking
    • #91114 in Trail Running
    • #25916 in Hiking
    • #1485 in Dirtbiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking
    • 90 in Dirtbiking
    • 5 in Horseback

Rolling, rocky, narrow trail with some cliff exposure.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for First Divide mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -413 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,961 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,423 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,396 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,983 ft
  • Grade
    -2.333%
  • Grade max
    -112.384%
  • Grade min
    176.673%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    555 ft
  • Avg time
    00:24:43
  • Avg reverse time
    00:12:52
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Status:
on May 2, 2022
Dry
Avg: 3.75 (16 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      First Divide Trail Reports

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      May 2, 2022 @ 8:46am
      May 2, 2022
      First Divide and Second Divide covered with small, slippery leaves. Combined with the cliff exposure, the ride felt very sketchy. Other than that...
      Oct 9, 2021 @ 10:09am
      Oct 9, 2021
      Oct 3, 2021 @ 9:55am
      Oct 3, 2021
      Oct 1, 2021 @ 11:52am
      Oct 1, 2021
      Had some rain. Still hard packed but not a ton of dust.
      Sep 18, 2021 @ 10:13am
      Sep 18, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 71 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      All
      • 4,666 rides
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      Photos

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      Nov 17, 2016 @ 10:42am
      Nov 17, 2016
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      Nov 16, 2016 @ 10:03pm
      Nov 16, 2016
      211 |
      Nov 16, 2016 @ 10:01pm
      Nov 16, 2016
      426 |
      Oct 26, 2016 @ 7:16am
      Oct 26, 2016

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      atfarley (Jun 24, 2020 at 13:54)
       I never found the thousand feet of climbing.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      fri501pm (Jun 24, 2021 at 12:00)
       More like 100 ft of climbing.
      [Reply]





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