5 miles
872 ft
-2,019 ft
Avg time
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Second Divide Details

  • Riding area
    Downieville, California
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • 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
    -1,147 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,472 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,628 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,628 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,481 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,678 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Aug 26, 2017
Avg: 4.4 (5 votes)

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Directions to second-divide trailhead (39.611710, -120.750560)


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Second Divide (Downieville, CA) Mountain Biking
38 | Jul 31, 2017 , Downieville
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