1.4 miles
Distance
101 ft
Climb
-445 ft
Descent
00:10:00
Avg time
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Sunrise Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Horse
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Dirtbike/Moto
  • Riding Area
    Downieville Trail Network
    Downieville, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    Summer, Fall
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #1202 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #37774 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking
    • 5 in Dirtbiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Owner

Sunrise trail is the very start of the Downieville Classic and where to start your first time here. Park in Downieville and pay to shuttle 45 minutes to the trailhead of Sunrise Trail. The trail drops gently through some gentle S-turns and switchbacks of mostly smooth dirt and compacted shale with occasional bowling-ball sized rocks to roll or avoid to keep things interesting. There is only one slightly puckery section of a sharp left turn with exposed dropoff to the right. Minimal pedaling for this trail - really just at the start. There is a short optional alt-line with a few jumps followed by engineered burmed turns. This is a great warm up to loosen up and get ready for Butcher Ranch Trail, which this trail terminates in.

Access Info

Shuttle yourself or pay to shuttle from Downieville to the trailhead.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Sunrise Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -346 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,731 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,107 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,077 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,732 ft
  • Grade
    -4.6%
  • Grade max
    -37.5%
  • Grade min
    18.4%
  • Distance climb
    1,483 ft
  • Distance down
    4,708 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,280 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:00
  • Avg reverse time
    00:18:54
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Status:
on Dec 8, 2023
Snow Covered
Avg: 4.15 (16 votes)
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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 253 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
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      • 4,399 rides
      • Last: Jul 8, 2023

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      May 23, 2022 @ 8:26pm
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