MTB Project Logo

Truckee Ditch Trail

Intermediate
 3.6 (5)

A masterpiece of a trail guru from Zachi Anderson with the Forest Trails Alliance.


Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

6.6

Miles

10.6

KM

Singletrack

5,680' 1,731 m

High

4,998' 1,523 m

Low

429' 131 m

Up

814' 248 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Allowed

Features -none-

There is some cattle grazing that goes on in the area. I've never seen them, but I have spotted plenty of fresh cakes.

Description

This is a great forest canopy trail network of XC trails. It's not too technical but there are some rocky sections, and it's heavy on the loam in many places. Look for some truly great features like handmade rock bridges and walls.

There is some exposure but not anything too hairball. Due to clear cutting in the past, there are many places lend some spectacular views from an otherwise dense canopy.

This Trail follows an old irrigation ditch so it is fairly flat. There is a good climb in the middle that saddles out and gives way to a fun downhill section.

The starting point is at the Big Tree parking area. There are other ways to link up to and start this trail. Big Tree is the high point option. A good return trail (loop) option from the far end is to link up with the Truckee Ditch Extension Trail and Sandusky Trail.

Contacts

Shared By:

Paul Rogers with improvements by Ashley Seaward

Trail Ratings

  3.6 from 5 votes

#3

in Downieville

#15170

Overall
  3.6 from 5 votes
5 Star
20%
4 Star
40%
3 Star
20%
2 Star
20%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#3

in Downieville

#1,187

in California

#15,170

Overall
17 Views Last Month
1,106 Since May 22, 2015
Intermediate

0%
0%
100%
0%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
All Clear 35 days ago See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

Oct 17, 2018
Cherie Austin
Sep 6, 2015
Tim Murphy
Great trail. No people. Fun & slowly. Not terribly technical, but all single track.