1st / 2nd / 3rd Divide

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17.0
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↑ 9,200 ft
↓ 7,500 ft
2,630
elevation (ft)

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Head east out of town to Lavezzola road. right on to south 1st divide trail at small P.G.E station. easy climb to Lavezzola road and take a right onto road 2nd Divide is only a short climb on your right. climb some more ( both 1st and 2nd kinda roll alot of gain loss ) I have never seen anyone clean the final climb to 3rd Divide where you will take a left for a short climb to a very fast drop down 3rd Divide to the fire road which drops to the north section of 1st divide just passed bridge on the right. This will take you back to south 1st divide and back to town. tis a must do
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  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (13)
 

Gramcounter

June 23, 2017
 
Review: Great trails. 5 stars from Sunrise/Butcher. Just a great place to ride

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Trailblazer

December 15, 2014
jrsnot Trailblazer  
 
Review: Rode this as part of a day long Downiville trip and loved every foot of these trails. Took a 5 inch travel trail bike and had a great time, but I think a longer travel bike would have been a smoother and faster ride.

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Gramcounter

May 12, 2014
knanier Gramcounter  
 
Review: Rode up second divide and then down third into first. Was fast and pretty smooth - only a section or two on the downhill that had to be walked - for me. Well worth the pedal up

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Singletrack

May 7, 2013
gar29 Singletrack  
 
Review: Shuttle service is up and running from Downieville.

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World Champ


June 28, 2012
Greg Heil World Champ  
 
Review: Beautiful, narrow singletrack with epic views of the river and some blazing-fast descents. Mostly smooth, although there are a couple of technical spots.

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Epic


April 26, 2011
John Fisch Epic  
 
Review: Definitely shuttle if you have any questions about your fitness or even if you just want to be fresh to really enjoy the fantastic downhill. This is great stuff! Four stars for just the divides, five if you do the full downhill with Sunrise and Butcher Ranch.

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Singletrack


July 27, 2009
Juan_Gear Singletrack  
 
Review: 8,000+ feet of climbing total, so your long travel bike might not be the best tool, for this ride.

* Review edited 7/27/2009

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Singletrack


July 26, 2009
Juan_Gear Singletrack  
 
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Granny Gear

July 24, 2008
xtc Granny Gear  
 
Review: great trail at speed ( AS FAST AS YOU CAN GO ) It's got flow w/ shots of tech. keep your eye on the trail not the river down below or you will get to see it close up.

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Gramcounter

March 15, 2008
pyros46290 Gramcounter  
 
Review: apparantly racers can do this in 45 minutes, took me about an hour and a half haha cuz we stopped for food, safety meeting, etc. definately get a map if you havent been here and make sure you have enough daylight. first time i was here it got dark real fast and i had no flashlights or anything

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1st / 2nd / 3rd Divide MTB Trail 4.67 out of 5 based on 13 ratings. 13 user reviews.
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