4 miles
Distance
1,078 ft
Climb
-1,997 ft
Descent
01:38:23
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Mt Elwell - South Trail

Details

  • 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
  • Global Ranking

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More Stats for Mt Elwell Trail - South mountain 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
    01:38:23
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Status:
on May 3, 2018
Variable
Avg: 3.9 (9 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to mt-elwell-trail-south trailhead (39.702570, -120.691020)
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Mt Elwell Trail... Trail Reports

datedescription
May 3, 2018 @ 3:24pm
May 3, 2018
Lots of snow in higher elevations, but ridable on lower elevations.
Jul 24, 2017 @ 5:18pm
Jul 24, 2017
Snow drift at the top of elwell still but only for 100 yards or so then the trail was clear except for a bunch of downed trees. Shes good to go tho.
Jun 4, 2017 @ 2:09pm
Jun 4, 2017
Lots of water creek crossings flooded out. Top dope af
Jul 5, 2016 @ 3:42pm
Jul 5, 2016
some snow at the top. otherwise running good!
Dec 31, 2015 @ 12:21pm
Dec 31, 2015
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Dec 27, 2016 @ 11:40pm
Dec 27, 2016
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Dec 27, 2016 @ 11:39pm
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Mt Elwell Trail - South
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Dec 27, 2016 @ 11:39pm
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Dec 27, 2016 @ 11:39pm
Dec 27, 2016
Mt Elwell Trail - South

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
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  • + 0
flag schril (Jan 19, 2018 at 12:56)
 The section below Smith Lake is the Smith Creek Trail.
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  • + 0
flag Evankinn (Jul 9, 2018 at 19:36)
 Fr
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  • + 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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Mt Elwell | Mtn Bike | Graeagle, CA
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