3 miles
Distance
384 ft
Climb
-1,199 ft
Descent
00:20:17
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Pauley Creek Trail

Pauley Creek Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Downieville
    Downieville, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Summer, Fall
  • Global Ranking
    #13059 in Mountain Biking

So, the deal with this trail is that it is sick. This is a must alternate for a three run day in Downieville. Or, this is probably the best option for a single run big loop day. There are lots of terrain features packed into Pauley Creek. Rocky, shaded, flowy, creek crossings, tiny uphill enroute to more fun flow, bridges, single track, passing opportunities in a couple select places, ect...

Access Info

Get a tail map from the outfitters. Pay for shuttle and ask driver. Easy to find. Hang a right at the bottom of sunrise trail and follow butcher ranch fire road a few miles until you see trail sign on left for Pauley Creek.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Pauley Creek Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -815 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,995 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,885 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,885 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,071 ft
  • Grade
    -6.17%
  • Grade max
    -44.204%
  • Grade min
    34.4%
  • Distance climb
    4,313 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    197 ft
  • Avg time
    00:20:17
  • Avg reverse time
    00:46:45
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Status:
on Jul 28, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.35 (6 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to pauley-creek-trail trailhead (39.650320, -120.712040)
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Pauley Creek Trail Trail Reports

datedescription
Jul 28, 2018 @ 1:16pm
Jul 28, 2018
Dry except for the creek crossings. You will get wet.
Jul 28, 2018 @ 1:16pm
Jul 28, 2018
Jun 12, 2018 @ 8:12pm
Jun 12, 2018
Oct 14, 2017 @ 11:56am
Oct 14, 2017
Jul 30, 2017 @ 9:50pm
Jul 30, 2017
Going up it sucks. I'm going to schedule a ride down it soon!
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Photos

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Aug 9, 2016 @ 1:42pm
Aug 9, 2016
Pauley Creek Trail, Downieville
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Aug 9, 2016 @ 1:41pm
Aug 9, 2016
Pauley Creek Trail, Downieville
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Aug 9, 2016 @ 1:41pm
Aug 9, 2016
Pauley Creek Trail, Downieville
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Aug 9, 2016 @ 1:41pm
Aug 9, 2016
Pauley Creek Trail, Downieville

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