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17 miles of fun and challenging downhill mountain biking. Best if you are an intermediate to... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2018
Rick R
Mtb... the best trails in CA so far.

The shuttle form Yuba Expetions is a great service, and then the trails back down to downieville... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2017
Markus Z
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This trail begins at 7000 ft. and is downhill all the way.
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

17 miles of fun and challenging downhill mountain biking. Best if you are an intermediate to advanced rider. A less than intermediate rider could do it but they would walk a number of sections. You want to be very comfortable using both front and back...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rick R
Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

The shuttle form Yuba Expetions is a great service, and then the trails back down to downieville are just stunning...

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Markus Z
Reviewed July 2, 2016

Great challenging trail with some wonderful scenery. I'm an intermediate/advanced (mostly cross country rider) and I did it on a hardtail- it beat me up by the end of the ride. I'd do it again with a full suspension 29er. If you aren't an advanced...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank JosephB919
Reviewed September 20, 2015

This is a good mountain bike ride with a variety of terrain. $20 for the shuttle is good value and I recommend paying the $15 for a second run if you have the energy. 80% of the trail is pretty straight forward for an intermediate-advanced...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank DiscoClint
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...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank Mtnbiker2
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...More

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank D'Arcy W
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...More

Date of experience: November 2014
1  Thank Carla F
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...More

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank Jacqui C
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...More

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank RFranscella
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...More

Date of experience: October 2012
Thank Sarshebert
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