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Address: Downieville, CA
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This trail begins at 7000 ft. and is downhill all the way.

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Superb and challenging ride

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Joseph B
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Monroe, Oregon

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Monroe, Oregon
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 bike handler come prepared to be sensible and walk some of the sections. I found... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 rider but there are some sections that could catch out beginners or riders doing the... More 

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San Jose, California
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 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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74 reviews
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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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Thank travelincanuck_9
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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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Thank Carla F
Menlo Park, California
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8 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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Thank Jacqui C
Sacramento, California
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 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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33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 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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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 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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