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The Downieville Downhill

Downieville, CA
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Type: Trails, Sports
Activities: Biking, Mountain biking
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Owner description: This trail begins at 7000 ft. and is downhill all the way.
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 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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Paso Robles, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

I have not been to Downieville in 33 years and I am definatley glad I decided to go!! Such a sweet town. THings have definatley changed but if you get a chance check it out!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

one of the best races in the country have to add filler to get more words in

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