5 miles
Distance
881 ft
Climb
-2,033 ft
Descent
00:40:47
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Second Divide Trail

Second Divide Details

  • Riding area
    Downieville
    Downieville, California
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Spring, Summer, Fall
  • Global Ranking

Most often used as an alternate descent to Third Divide when riding the classic Downieville downhill. Slightly longer than Third Divide, it starts as a smooth and flowy downhill through an amazing old growth forest. The descent breaks up a couple of times with short climbs. After the westbound turn, the trail follows Pauley Creek and gets more technical with rolling up & down sections. There are great views and just a bit of exposure in spots.

Access Info

For access from Butcher Ranch trail, look for trail splitting off left, with a sign on a tree. Start looking after crossing Pauley Creek bridge and climbing uphill for a few minutes. From Lavezzola Rd, the trail entrance is marked clearly.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Second Divide mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,153 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,472 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,630 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,630 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,477 ft
  • Grade
    -4.737%
  • Grade max
    -38.926%
  • Grade min
    41.172%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    581 ft
  • Avg time
    00:40:47
  • Avg reverse time
    01:18:09
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Status:
on Apr 23, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to second-divide trailhead (39.611838, -120.750732)

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Sep 6, 2016 @ 9:43pm
Sep 6, 2016
Second Divide, Pleasanton
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Oct 7, 2013 @ 1:29pm
Oct 7, 2013
Second Divide, Downieville

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1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag morrisjf (Jun 24, 2018 at 13:01)
 Not worth doing, in my opinion. Much hotter and buggier than Third Divide and not nearly as fun.
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