• 7100' and ends at el. *”In 1996 Bike Magazine rated Chimney Rock/Empire Ck. Took it on with a hard tail. Downtown bike expo and shenanigans; Big Air River Jump; Live music! 307.31 m Down, 14.1 mi From the trailhead it has a 1 mile moderate climb to reach Chimney Rock, a huge volcanic rock 12 feet in diameter at the base, rising up for 25 feet. 636.47 m Up Taken from Packers Saddle it starts in a meadow high in the Sierras east of town. This trail meets with the Butcher Trail, where you can expect speed, loose … Or just come to enjoy the bike festival for the weekend. Yuba is the pioneer of backcountry mountain biking in Downieville, and the first to offer trailhead transport in this part of the Sierra. Then wander … 1h 45m, Riding with my 10 year old son on Downieville for the first time. 632' Up Yuba Expeditions is your one-stop destination for all things mountain biking. The top is way fun and has some flowy sections. 16.1mi There was snow at the top when I rode it. Downieville is surrounded by the Yuba River District of the Tahoe National Forest. 14mi. Scenic trail that started in snow drifts ends in charming Downieville with it's chill vibe. It drops like a stone through creeks and canyons over brutally demanding terrain. Chose 2nd divide over 3rd. In twenty three miles it traverses meadows, ridges, and climbs over 2000 feet. Yuba Expeditions – Downieville Downhill 208 Main Street, Downieville CA 95936 Tel: (530) 289 3010 www.yubaexpeditions.com . This is about an injury or accident There’s not a great deal you can add to that. 192.51 m Up Best if you are an intermediate to advanced rider. 4,636' Up Halls Ranch trail descends sharply down to Fiddle Creek in a northerly direction then sharply climbs out of Fiddle Creek to Halls Ranch. — *Shuttle times are also subject to change*. 1996 Bike Magazine rated this Empire Creek as the "best downhill in California!" 39.9 km Or there are shuttle services available in Downieville. 327.02 m Down, 10.8 mi — That was even more awesome. A mountain biker who had been missing overnight was found dead of injuries he suffered falling down a hillside, the Sierra County Sheriff’s Office said. — 1408.3 m Down, 15.4 mi Some technical terrain and limited alternate lines. Mountain cabins on the Yuba River, a Lost Sierra adventure destination. 252.59 m Up We also ask that you wear a mask as required by state mandate. Trail was a little old school but fun & unbeatable views. 312 Main Street, Downieville, CA 95936, USA . — Moderately steep. 17.4 km Trailforks ranks trails with … North Yuba Trail11.5 miles (one-way) el. 1,573' Up • 16.1mi Expect the unexpected on this Ride. 17 miles of fun and challenging downhill mountain biking. But because we were wearing lightweight and breathable mountain bike clothing, piloting a power-assisted bike that only weighs 46 pounds, all of us were still fresh even after 30 miles of very technical riding. It is part sight-seeing trip, part mountain climb, and part downhill thrill ride. The Lure – A Downieville Adventure Lodge – Downieville Adventure Lodge The trail begins just off the access road to the ummer Home Tract. 14mi, Great ride. broke my WTB chrome moly seat rails @ the Waterfall due a pedal not releasing in time. Pauley Creek is a singletrack mountain bike trail in Downieville, California. Downieville has become synonymous with seemingly endless singletrack trails running through heavily forested ridgelines, canyons, and crystal clear mountain streams and rivers. Or … Fly fishing, mountain biking, hiking or just relaxing, a place to enjoy the mountains. 2h 30m, Took shuttle up to packer pass. The Downieville Grocery (101 Sunnyside Dr.; 530/289-3610) for a great selection of organic foods; the owners are bike friendly. Some people prefer to ride it from the North to the South so they can do the last 2 miles to Hwy. Butcher Ranch is definitely an Advanced trail while the 3rd Divide and 1st Divide are really Advanced Intermediate. The ride is Intermediate to Technical depending on how hard you ride. NOT OKAY! was told second divide was expert only. 637.06 m Down. You can't buy anything else this fun for $20. 18mi. Dirt Magic, a short film by Teton Gravity Research and Freehub Magazine, follows Downieville’s incredible transformation and the characters who helped make it happen. This is a very popular descent north of Lake Tahoe which you can shuttle from the 2h 45m, Sunrise to butcher to third divide to first divide. Third Divide is way fast! Does the thought of steep, rocky, stair-step descents teetering above icy mountain creeks mean anything to you? Go 100 ft. up this road and climb 2000' in 2 miles through numerous switchbacks to the ridgetop viewing North Yuba drainage to the South and Fiddle Creek to the North. 2h 38m, 1st time, Had a blast! Proceed West on ridgeline to continue on Fiddle Creek ridge trail approximately 6 miles until it descends down to Cal Ida road near Indian Valley Outpost. — — 14mi, With Clif Crew 479.47 m Up It’s a long, gradual, climb into an indigo-blue sky. Downieville Downhill is a singletrack mountain bike trail in Downieville, California. You'll need a two cars; one to get you to the top and one to take you back up once you're down. At the bottom you’ll cross Pauley Creek and ascend about a half mile to 3rd Divide for smooth fast single track, ending on upper and lower 1st Divide, which bring you back to town. 829' Up It will put a smile on your face. *Taken from Downieville Mountain Bike Adventure, Big Boulder Trail* “The International Mountain Bike Association rates Boulder Creek as an “Epic” American. Snow and wet due to late season The best & most popular mountain biking trails in Downieville. Loved the ride. 5 miles west on Hwy 49 to Indian Rock Picnic Area (across from Ramshorn campground). The Downieville Downhill requires strong Intermediate skills to ride it. 1h 23m, Quite fast and flowy broken up with little warning rock gardens. Popular outdoor recreation activities include fishing, mountain biking, back country "jeeping" and motorcycling, kayaking, hiking and nature walks, gold panning, and sites of the California Gold Rush. 14.5mi, 16mi *Taken from Downieville Mountain Bike Adventure, Halls Ranch epic ride (one way) el. 530-289-0155   or email  info@downievilleoutfitters.com. About Michael Mike enjoys wilderness trekking, mountain biking, fly fishing, and prior to living in Downieville, he also enjoyed growing avocados on the couple’s two-acre ranch in Southern California. He longed for a place he could ride or hike out of his backdoor to commune with nature. Same beginning as Halls Ranch but make a turn at a fork to do Fiddle Creek. We are Downieville's longest running and currently the only bike shop and mountain bike shuttle service in the Sierra Buttes — home to the world famous Downieville Downhill. Super fun! Here in Downieville, we have the All-Mountain Class, which not only tortures the bikes, the riders get to learn what they’re made of too. Downieville, a tiny town tucked into a remote region of the Gold Country, is an unlikely mountain biking mecca. It’s a demanding ride that will leave you even more amazed at the variety and challenge of the Downieville area trails. Downieville Downhill Ride (DVO Shuttle) The Downieville Downhill begins with a 1.3 mile singletrack trail, the Sunrise Trail, crosses the firewood and continues on as the butcher extension trail for another 2 miles. 2600' - 4400'Technical XC singletrack, 5 miles west on Hwy 49 to Indian Rock Picnic Area (across from Ramshorn campground). 22.8 km He absolutely nailed it! 2800' - 3000'Moderate XC singletrack above the North YubaThis cross country leg burner starts at the West end of town. Biking the Downieville Downhill The Mountain Biking Trail that Put This California Town on the Map In a quiet corner of northern California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains lies a 15-mile bike trail that drops more than 5,000 feet through a lush pine forest with creeks and waterfalls. by Christopher Hogg. The Downieville Classic ride. July 30th – August 2nd, 2020. Ken Etzel Photo. 9h 51m, With breaks Uneven terrain with small rocks or roots. Immediately climb over another ridge to drop into Little Fiddle Creek before making the final ascent to Halls Ranch. Definitely need full suspension Start on the Sunrise Trail on narrow, rolling singletrack with small descents and climbs that make a good warmup. 1,073' Down Elwell Trail is one of Downieville’s best-kept secrets. 15.4mi, A masterpiece. Ride 1 of 2 — The first mile and a half descends about 1200 feet. As one of California’s best singletrack trails. 1h 32m, Snow on sunrise and half of butcher The Downieville Downhill is reserved for All-Mountain racers only, which means riders will have to earn their start time by completing the Point to Point Cross Country course the day before. Downieville Outfitters - 310 Main St, Downieville, CA 95936 - Rated 4.9 based on 34 Reviews "Top-notch shuttle company. Being a jerk / offensive? Lassen, over 100 miles distant. Knee got banged but nuthin' seious. This trail then connects with the Halls Ranch trail. Many of the area's trails were first built by gold miners which make for some rowdy mountain biking. 2 shuttles - 9/17/16 — Create Recommended Route or 4,297' Down Downieville, CA: Longtime adventure seekers, Michael and Sonya Meline, purchased a quaint 10-room boutique hotel called Carriage House Inn in the equally quaint downtown district of the mountain biking boomtown of Downieville, California nestled in the Tahoe National Forest. 16.2mi It’s a cross-country tour With a variety of elements. Great rides. 14mi. Shuttle takes you up Saddleback Road (8 mi.) Phone calls and emails will be returned within 12 hours. View maps, videos, photos, and reviews of Pauley Creek bike trail in Downieville. Occasionally from this spot you can see Mt. • Welcome to Downieville’s ORIGINAL BIKE SHOP! • Due to Covid-19 we are required to limit our shuttle capacity so please contact us in advance to ensure a spot on one of our shuttle vans. With the outbreak of Covid-19 we consider ourselves lucky to have our shop and restaurant open on a limited basis. 2h 30m, First time riding the trail. 14mi If you’re in it for the thrills, you came to the right place!”*Taken from Downieville Mountain Bike Adventure, Pauley Creek*” Pauley Creek Trail is the second great downhill ride in the Downieville collection. We are Downieville's longest running bike shop and mountain bike shuttle service in the Sierra Buttes — home to the world famous Downieville Downhill. The Butcher trail is the most technical portion. 2,088' Up View maps, videos, photos, and reviews of Downieville Downhill bike trail in Downieville. Race or ride the epic cross country to the Sierra Crest and back to town, or take in a double dose with 15 miles of the Downieville Downhill in the All Mountain World Championships. The 2020 Downieville Mountain Brewfest scheduled for July 18 has been adapted to being a Virtual Event We are hosting a Virtual Brewfest that can be enj oyed in the comfort of your own home! ELWELL (technical XC & DH ride)$40 per rider, 6 person maximum(this is a double shuttle, drop off at Saddle in AM from Downieville and PM from Graeagle), SHOP HOURS AND SHUTTLE TIMES *WEEKENDS*Shop Hours 8AM - 6PMShuttle Times 7AM, 9AM, 11AM, 1PM, 3PM, (5PM - by appointment only), *WEEKDAYS*Shop Hours 8:30AM - 5PMShuttle Times 10AM, 2 PM, 5PM. California is not only the birthplace of mountain biking. 1412.98 m Up Your FREE account works with all Adventure Projects sites. The downhill is over 14 miles long and offers a two alternate routes in the middle... Third Divide, smooth singletrack strictly downhill or Second Divide, cross-country singletrack. 14mi, Didn't drink enough to be adequately hydrated to start. Mills Peak Downieville, California. 1,008' Down July 30th - August 2nd, 2020. The Sierra near Downieville and Sierra City is a popular destination for mountain bikers. • The middle part has more chunk and techy parts. The Cross-Country alternate routes are also strong Intermediate. This is a legitimate expert-level trail, but much of the difficulty can be mitigated by slowing down and picking your line carefully. This tour is about swooping forest trail descents and a host of technical challenges to push your adrenalin button. It summits Mt. Elwell, one of the tallest peaks in Sierra County. 13.3 km 49 downhill. It also has … Go 100 ft. up this road and climb 2000' in 2 miles through numerous switchbacks to the ridgetop viewing North Yuba drainage to the South and Fiddle Creek drainage to the North. 1309.71 m Down, 8.3 mi • Yuba Expeditions is also the choice shuttle service of Mountain Bike Mayhem, High on Mountain Biking and Mountain Bike Trails USA. Race or ride the epic 26.5 mile cross country to the Sierra Crest and back to town, or take in a double dose with 15 miles of the Downieville Downhill in the All Mountain World Championships. The Downieville Downhill has a new 1.3 mile trail, the Sunshine Trail which links up with the World Famous Butcher Ranch trail, a 150 year old mining dirt road and then hits the Divide's, which are also old packing trails. Trails in Downieville - 43 MTB Project is built by riders like you. SHOP HOURS AND SHUTTLE TIMES WEEKENDSShop Hours 8AM - 6PMShuttle Times 7AM, 9AM, 11AM, 1PM, 3PM, 5PM, WEEKDAYSShop Hours 8:30AM - 5PMShuttle Times 10AM, 2 PM, 5PM, DOWNIEVILLE OUTFITTERS 312 MAIN STREET, DOWNIVILLE, CA 95936, Downieville Outfitters, 312 Main Street, Downieville, CA 95936, USA, specialized Turbo Levo electric mountain bike. 4,620' Down So amazing. 1,573' Down — Courtney grew up riding the trails around Mount Tamalpais, where … 479.57 m Down, 24.8 mi We are excited about our new location and all the options we have to offer to make your experience in Downieville the best it can be. Would be nice to try in its early season when less pocked and in fall when its cooler. According to Trail Forks, Butcher Ranch is the main trail for the classic Downieville Downhill. A bit of snow at the top. First Divide trail is along a rock wall to one side and a drop off to the other. 6400' - 6800'Technical XC/DH singletrack. The trail starts immediately on singletrack. Lots to see, lots of singletrack, loads of fun.”*Taken from Downieville Mountain Bike Adventure, Mt. Technical terrain with no alternate lines. Since 1995, the Downieville Classic has brought all kinds of cyclists to Sierra County for a weekend of hard riding on some of the most coveted mountain biking trails in California. • Trail, Connected Communities Small Town Stories Celebrate 2020 Victories, Connected Communities Brings 300 Miles of New Trail in the Sierra Nevada, Taylorsville – first stop on the Connected Communities Tour, improvements Only fell over twice. 5h 02m, Solo There are three loops at the top of the Downhill for Cross-Country riders: Pauley Creek, Big Boulder or Lavazzola Creek.The 2nd Divide Trail is the Cross-Country ride as an alternative to the Downhillers 3rd Divide. — Thanks! Similar to swazy. 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