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Address: , Downieville, CA
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Activities: Mountain biking, Biking
Description: This trail begins at 7000 ft. and is downhill all the way.

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Great fun for advanced mountain bikers

To really enjoy the Yuba Expeditions or Downieville Outfitters shuttle runs from Packer Saddle back down to Downieville, it helps to have advanced mountain bike descending skills... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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San Jose, California

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San Jose, California
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72 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

To really enjoy the Yuba Expeditions or Downieville Outfitters shuttle runs from Packer Saddle back down to Downieville, it helps to have advanced mountain bike descending skills. Intermediate-plus riders should also enjoy it but may find themselves walking some sections. Although one mostly descends, the demands for focus and bike-handling are themselves tiring. Only the intrepid will aim for two... More 

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Rescue, Ca.
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72 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

My son and I did this run recently and believe me it's not for novices so beware. The scenery is spectacular when you stop and look. We saw a black bear cub on the way down. There are a lot of dangerous areas on this track that overhang deep gorges so be careful. Depending on your skill level it may... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This trail is awesome!! I'm a pretty novice rider and had to walk a few spots, but overall a fun and challenging ride in a gorgeous neck of the woods.. Yuba Expeditions shuttled us up and one of our crew had a flat we couldn't fix half way down and so it took us until after dark to make our... More 

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Menlo Park, California
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We rented awesome bikes from Yuba Expeditions and those fabulous bikes did for my mountain biking what shaped skis did for my skiing. I was just a little more awesome. Its a great long ride with challenges for everyone. I feel no shame for walking the parts that looked scary to me. We had the trails after a little rain... More 

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Sacramento, California
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Just rode it this past weekend. Started in Sierra City and rode the climb and downhill back to Downieville. If you are a mountain biker you need to ride these trails - some of the best in the world. If you do not want to climb that much you can catch a shuttle in town for about $20. I flatted... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Came here for a weekend riding trip and was really blown away with the place. Quaint town set along the Yuba river and very MTB centered. Downieville Outfitters has friendly staff that will orient you to the area and offer a great shuttle service to allow for a 2.5 hour downhill ride. Gorgeous views of the Sierras, fantastic downhill riding... More 

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Chico, California
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47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

The operation was very well organized (Downieville Outfitters). The shuttle is the way to go, and the trails are endless.

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Nevada City, California
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70 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

This is a great bike ride, alot of elevation changes and a challenging course. It only serve on the support team for a friend of mine, I'm to old to give this a try and it is best to be in good condition to attempt this one.

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Glendive, Montana
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Hold on and acccept that you are going to take a spill

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La Selva Beach, California
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44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Incredible world-class downhill run with multiple variations. The standard course is Sunnyside, Butcher, Third and First Divide trails and it is 2.5 hours of hair-raising intensity. Just hold on. Also plenty of outstanding trails nearby. Downieville is a great destination and friendly town well worth the drive. Check out Yuba Expeditions for a bike shuttle to the top of the... More 

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