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Level: Advanced
Length: 4.1 mi (6.6 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: One-way
Elevation: +21/485 ft
Total: 14 riders

Mountain Biking Butcher Ranch

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#42 of 987 mountain bike trails in California
#616 in the world

This is the second segment of the Downieville Downhill, and it's the most gnarly! Much of this segment is opened to motorized traffic too, so be prepared for some big drops, absolutely massive rock gardens, ruts, and some killer berms to rail. This trail puts the challenge in the Downieville Downhill!

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
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Downieville Downhill
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Dry (on Jul 2, 2017)
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  • cgreen5150

    If you're riding any of the trails in Downieville, you have to ride this. Great trail with a little bit of everything thrown in. Good flowy sections and technical rock gardens. Drops, decents, berms - it's all here. For the most part the trail was in great shape. Go ride!!

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  • John Fisch

    1 to what Greg said. This is the centerpiece and highlight of the classic Downieville Downhill. Fast gnar at its best.

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  • Greg Heil

    Fantastic gnarly section! For me, this was one of the big highlights of the Downieville Downhill.

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