Divide / Butcher Ranch / Pauley Creek Trails For Dirt Biking

The 100th most popular offroad motorcycle trail in California.

Northeast of Downieville in the Tahoe National Forest, there are several trails open to offroad motorcycle riding and horseback riding. Starting from Downieville, the moderate Second Divide Trail and Third Divide Trail form a 7 mile loop. From the intersection of the 2nd and 3rd Divide Trails, the Butcher Ranch Trail continues northeast for another 4 miles. The Pauley Creek Trail is a 3.5 mile side trail off the Butcher Creek Trail.

To reach the trailhead from Downieville at the post office, head east for 0.5 miles crossing the Downie River Bridge. Continue on the dirt road for 2.7 miles to the Second Divide Trailhead on the right.

Overall, Divide / Butcher Ranch / Pauley Creek Trails is the 100th most popular dirt bike trail of all 120 dirt biking rides in California.

Divide / Butcher Ranch / Pauley Creek Trails Dirt Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  Tahoe National Forest (530) 288-3231; California Tourism (916) 444-4429.

Best Season:  Jun. - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/tahoe/

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  8/7/2016

ID:  17462

Divide / Butcher Ranch / Pauley Creek Trails Dirt Biking Map


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