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Recommended Routes in Gold Valley - 4

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Favorite Fast and smooth section of Third Divide Trail.
Difficult

Downieville Classic

14.0 mi 22.5 km 663' Up 202.12 m Up 4,846' Down 1477 m Down

Downiev…, CA
Favorite Fast and smooth section of Third Divide Trail.
Difficult

Big Boulder from Gold Valley Rim Trail - IMBA EPIC

21.7 mi 35.0 km 1,498' Up 456.53 m Up 5,662' Down 1725.87 m Down

Downiev…, CA

Gold Valley Biking

  • 114 Miles 184 Kilometers of Trail
  • 4 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 6 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 12 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Gold Valley - 16

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1.7 mi 2.8 km #1Sunrise Trail
Intermediate
Downieville, CA
Intermediate
Downieville, CA
4.9 mi 7.9 km #2Butcher Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Downieville, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Downieville, CA
2.1 mi 3.3 km #3Third Divide
Intermediate
Downieville, CA
Intermediate
Downieville, CA
1.6 mi 2.6 km #4First Divide (upper portion)
Intermediate
Downieville, CA
Intermediate
Downieville, CA
1.6 mi 2.5 km #5First Divide (lower portion)
Difficult
Downieville, CA
Difficult
Downieville, CA
4.8 mi 7.7 km #6Second Divide
Difficult
Downieville, CA
Difficult
Downieville, CA
6.6 mi 10.7 km #7Big Boulder
Difficult
Downieville, CA
Difficult
Downieville, CA
2.5 mi 4.0 km #8Upper Butcher Ranch Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Downieville, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Downieville, CA
2.6 mi 4.1 km #9Pauley Creek OHV Trail (11E03)
Difficult
Downieville, CA
Difficult
Downieville, CA
1.0 mi 1.5 km #10Sierra Buttes Trail (12E06)
Difficult
Downieville, CA
Difficult
Downieville, CA

Photos of Gold Valley - 25

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Convenient "Bus Stop" next to a mining claim and camp.
Sep 2, 2014 near Downiev…, CA
Fast and smooth section of Third Divide Trail.
Sep 2, 2014 near Downiev…, CA
A rescue backboard is strategically located at the intersection of Third Divide, Big Boulder, the Butcher Trail, and Second Divide.
Dec 15, 2015 near Downiev…, CA
Third Divide getting loosey-goosey.
Dec 15, 2015 near Downiev…, CA
Get your butt to Downieville!
Jun 29, 2016 near Downiev…, CA
Amazing rest spot 20 feet off the trail just after all the hard climbing and eroded cobblestone descents. This is somewhere close to the top of the second ascent. Lots of fun on a fat bike with suspension. (Suspension is a must!)
Jun 13, 2018 near Downiev…, CA
Sierra Buttes vista from Gold Valley Rim Trail
Jun 13, 2018 near Clio, CA
The Waterfall section of Butcher Ranch
Dec 1, 2019 near Downiev…, CA