Downieville, CA

  • GD_Downieville

Place Category: CommunityPlace Tags: Biking&Cycling, CrossCountry(XC)Skiing, Forest, Hiking&Backpacking, HistoricSites, ScenicDrives, Snowshoeing, Tahoe/Truckee, and TrailRunning

  • Profile

    Nestled in the Yuba River District of the Tahoe National Forest, Downieville is a popular destination for mountain biking trails and events. Other outdoor recreation activities include fishing, back country “jeeping” and motorcycling, kayaking, hiking and nature walks, gold panning, and exploring sites of the California Gold Rush. Fishing includes planted rainbow trout and German brown trout in the North Fork of the Yuba River.

    The renowned “Downieville Downhill” singletrack trail has a 4,400 feet (1,300 m) drop over its 17 miles (27 km) length. There are shuttles to the trailhead available in town, which is its terminus. The town hosts the world-famous Downieville Classic mountain biking races, a two-day event with an Enduro style or Super-D downhill race, and an extremely challenging cross-country cycling race.

    Downieville is a very small town; dining and lodging options are available but limited.

     downieville

    Pausing to catch our breath on the Downieville Downhill | Photo by Sierra28k.com

    downieville

    Riding the trails | Photo by Sierra28k.com

     

  • Video

  • Map

    No Records Found

    Sorry, no records were found. Please adjust your search criteria and try again.

    Google Map Not Loaded

    Sorry, unable to load Google Maps API.

Happening Now