7 miles
Distance
151 ft
Climb
-2,567 ft
Descent
02:27:32
Avg time
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Mills Peak Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Mills Peak
    Graeagle, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Summer, Fall
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #15841 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback

This is a bidirectional trail, maintained by the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship.

For mountain-biking, and downhill orientation, it is a fast and fun high mountain singletrack that rips down the mountain between close trees and large embedded rocks. Great shuttle run

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More Stats for Mills Peak Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,416 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,889 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,305 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,305 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,888 ft
  • Grade
    -6.4%
  • Grade max
    -41.9%
  • Grade min
    21.3%
  • Distance climb
    3,635 ft
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,818 ft
  • Avg time
    02:27:32
  • Avg reverse time
    02:17:29
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Status:
on Oct 30, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4 (17 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to mills-peak-trail trailhead (39.704180, -120.623100)
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      Mills Peak Trail Trail Reports

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      Oct 30, 2020 @ 9:03pm
      Oct 30, 2020
      Jul 20, 2020 @ 11:51am
      Jul 20, 2020
      Great trail, better the second time once you know some of the features and start exploring alternate lines. Dry and loose right now, but wonderful...
      Jul 17, 2020 @ 7:56pm
      Jul 17, 2020
      Bumpy.
      Jul 1, 2020 @ 11:35am
      Jul 1, 2020
      Jun 16, 2020 @ 9:52am
      Jun 16, 2020
      Hi, My name is Mandy and I'm the Trails Manager with SBTS. We help build and maintain trails on the Plumas NF. Can you please update that the...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      •  
      6 Months
      • 192 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 708 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      6 |
      Oct 16, 2020 @ 12:34pm
      Oct 16, 2020
      62 |
      Jul 13, 2020 @ 1:22pm
      Jul 13, 2020
      38 |
      Jun 27, 2020 @ 9:51am
      Jun 27, 2020
      80 |
      Dec 31, 2019 @ 8:38am
      Dec 31, 2019

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Mills Peak DH
      12 miles
      Gray to Downieville
      32 miles

      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag schril (Jan 19, 2018 at 12:55)
       This is no longer accurate, the reroute around the Jeep road is now built.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag DiscoMTB (Jun 15, 2018 at 17:52)
       Check out Feather River Outdoors in Quincy; they just started offering a shuttle service to Mills Peak as well as Mt. Hough. www.featherriveroutdoors.com/bike-shuttle.html
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag zachinblack (Nov 2, 2018 at 12:21)
       Given the choice between this and Downieville, I choose DV any day. Glad to do this once, but its constant rocks, and really very little variation outside of that.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag WillieB (Sep 25, 2019 at 10:24)
       Rocky as all shit, but still a fun trail. Fast and good flow, and the bumpy rocks smooth out with speed! Definitely difficult for a "blue" trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag schril (Mar 30, 2020 at 16:10)
       Makes an honest rider for those who pedal. Will also test whether one has set their suspension correctly. Closer to a true old school trail, as they should be. Choose the proper casing on your tires. Have fun.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag mandysierratrails (Jun 16, 2020 at 9:51)
       Hi,

      My name is Mandy and I'm the Trails Manager with SBTS. We help build and maintain trails on the Plumas NF. Can you please update that the traffic for Mills Peak is NOT downhill. This trail, as all trails on the Plumas NF, are two way trails and the uphill traffic has the right fo way.
      [Reply]

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      youtuber Mills Peak 2018 (Graeagle, CA) Mountain Biking
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