Downieville Loop Trail For Mountain Biking

The 93rd most popular mountain bike trail in California.

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Near Downieville, the Downieville Loop is a 100 mile multi-day mountain bike ride combining 40 miles of singletrack with 60 miles of dirt roads and two nights of camping. The first night is near Keystone Caves and the Second night is at the Sierra Hot Springs. The route ascends Mount Lola, drops 5000, climbs again, and finishes with the 16 mile Downieville Downhill. Contact Yuba Expeditions for a map.

Overall, Downieville Loop Trail is the 93rd most popular mountain bike trail of all 132 mountain biking rides in California. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Downieville Loop Trail including Downieville Downhill, Bullards Bar Loop Trail, South Yuba Loop, North Yuba Trail, Dixie Mountain Route and Homer Lake RideSummit / Bucks Creek Loop Trail.


Local Contact(s):  Tahoe National Forest (530) 265-4531; Downieville Tourism (530) 289-3507; California Tourism (916) 444-4429; Downieville Outfitters (530) 289-0155; Gold Country Trail Guide from Yuba Expeditions (530) 265-8779.

Recommended Book:  "Northern California Mountain Biking" from Ann Marie Brown

Best Season:  Jun. - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Downieville River Inn (800) 696-3308; Lure Resort (530) 289-3465; The Carriage House

Luxury Loding:  Bucks Lake Lodge; Sierra Shangri-La (530) 289-3455; Downieville Loft

Breakfast Restaurant:  Coyoteville Cafe, Downievlle

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  39.558, -120.827

Date Published:  5/2/2016

Date Updated:  7/9/2016

ID:  13755


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