North of Downieville in the Tahoe National Forest, the Downie River OHV Trail is a 7 mile one-way route ranging from 3000 to 4000 feet in elevation open to ATV riding. The route follows the Downie River through scenic old growth forest. The first 3 miles are shared between ATV and dirt bikes, then the trail turns to singletrack.
Note: As of September 2007, ATV riding is only permitted on designated Forest Service roads. To obtain the latest map of designated roads, contact the Forest Service HQ at (530) 265-4531.
Overall, Downie River OHV Trail is the 82nd most popular ATV riding trail of all 106 ATV trails in California.