Summit / Bucks Creek Loop Trail For Mountain Biking

The 71st most popular mountain bike trail in California.

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Near Downieville, Summit / Bucks Creek is a cool 4 mile singletrack with 300 feet of vertical. To reach the mountain biking trailhead from Oroville, take Oro Dam Blvd and turn right at Olive Hwy (which becomes the Oro-Quincy Road). Continue 35 miles northeast to Bucks Lake Road, trailhead located east of lake or 14 miles west of Quincy off Quincy Bucks Lake Road. Parking at either Bucks Summit parking area or Bucks Creek trailhead. Summit trailhead starts at Bucks Summit and continues 2 miles through meadows and forested area. When the trail reaches the pavement turn right and take the Bucks Creek trail 1.8 miles back to Bucks Lake Road and continue a 1/4 mile to Bucks Summit. This trail goes through the Whitehorse Campground. Points of interest include views of Bucks Lake Wilderness.

Overall, Summit / Bucks Creek Loop Trail is the 71st most popular mountain bike trail of all 132 mountain biking rides in California. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Summit / Bucks Creek Loop Trail including Downieville Downhill, Bullards Bar Loop Trail, South Yuba Loop, North Yuba Trail, Dixie Mountain Route and Homer Lake RideSouth Yuba 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:  7/1/2016

ID:  5886


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