4 miles
Distance
1,078 ft
Climb
-1,997 ft
Descent
01:31:01
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Mt Elwell - South Trail

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Downieville
    Downieville, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Summer, Fall
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #23393 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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More Stats for Mt Elwell Trail - South bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -919 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,078 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,739 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,000 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,080 ft
  • Grade
    -4.284%
  • Grade max
    -55.212%
  • Grade min
    43.02%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    646 ft
  • Avg time
    01:31:01
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Status:
on Aug 8, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4.1 (11 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
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  • Gate Gate
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  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
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      Directions to mt-elwell-trail-south trailhead (39.702570, -120.691020)
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      Mt Elwell Trail... Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Aug 8, 2019 @ 3:47pm
      Aug 8, 2019
      Very little snow at the top, good to go!
      Jul 23, 2019 @ 8:58pm
      Jul 23, 2019
      Snow on the top portion of the rockiest descent
      Jul 5, 2019 @ 10:08am
      Jul 5, 2019
      Snow covered for majority of upper trail. Downed trees and debris cover other portions of trail
      Jul 2, 2019 @ 4:25pm
      Jul 2, 2019
      Significant snow pack remains at the summit.
      May 3, 2018 @ 3:24pm
      May 3, 2018
      Lots of snow in higher elevations, but ridable on lower elevations.
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 14 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      All
      • 36 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      199 |
      Dec 27, 2016 @ 11:40pm
      Dec 27, 2016
      151 |
      Dec 27, 2016 @ 11:39pm
      Dec 27, 2016
      136 |
      Dec 27, 2016 @ 11:39pm
      Dec 27, 2016
      116 |
      Dec 27, 2016 @ 11:39pm
      Dec 27, 2016

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Dwilliams1144 (Jul 24, 2017 at 17:17)
       Hiked up the rocky portion of elwell today and dropped in towards graeagle. There was still a huge snow drift at the top on the eastern facing slope, had to foot slide and hunt down the trail until the snow receeded. Definetly worth the hike however on the dh there was over 6-8 trees downed in the trail
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag schril (Jan 19, 2018 at 12:56)
       The section below Smith Lake is the Smith Creek Trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Evankinn (Jul 9, 2018 at 19:36)
       Fr
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag whoisadam (Sep 8, 2018 at 11:29)
       This trail is a must do. I'm a big fan I posted a video in the video tab of my ride down it, 2 minutes of pure awesomeness. We did this as a point to point shuttle. Parked at the bottom and drove a car to the top. We then climbed/hike a biked up Long Lake Trail. Well worth the effort. Mt Elwell starts off chunky a bit of slow speed loose technica then it opens up. Lots of flat out speed, fun corners, some rock chunk and little things to catch air off of. Rode this is late August conditions were good.
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