2 miles
Distance
128 ft
Climb
-1,249 ft
Descent
00:18:02
Avg time
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Third Divide Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Downieville
    Downieville, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Spring, Summer, Fall
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #247 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Third Divide makes up part of the classic Downieville downhill route. It is considered the "fast and flowy" section--quite a bit smoother overall than Butcher Ranch with a great downhill pitch. It is typically maintained at a high level due to its popularity and use.

Access Info

After crossing Pauley Creek on Butcher Ranch trail and climbing out of the valley, the trail will split, with Third Divide continuing uphill to the right, and Second Divide splitting off left and down. The top of Third Divide and also be accessed from Big Boulder trail from the north.

More Stats for Third Divide bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,121 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,509 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,656 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,630 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,509 ft
  • Grade
    -10.232%
  • Grade max
    -52.763%
  • Grade min
    38.232%
  • Distance climb
    1,504 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    436 ft
  • Avg time
    00:18:02
  • Avg reverse time
    00:34:17
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Status:
on Sep 29, 2019
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Avg: 4.85 (14 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to third-divide trailhead (39.611842, -120.750732)

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 40 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 843 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,131 rides
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