Mills Peak Shuttle Run
ElevationAscent: 269' 82 m
Descent: -3,167' -965 m
High: 7,313' 2,229 m
Low: 4,414' 1,345 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)
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“A ripping good time! Just be gentle on the shale... it tends to shred tires.”— Lance Buck
Be sure to stop at the Fire Lookout before you head out for your session. Climb the stairs and enjoy an awe-inspiring view. The trail starts just below the peak and heads towards the Graeagle. The upper section is loose shale and slightly challenging while the lower sections go so fast you'll want to do it all over again.
Just about four miles in, this trail turns onto an old jeep track and the speed really picks up. There is a left-hand turn that you don't want to miss, so watch your speed! When the terrain opens up and the jeep track starts to head off the ridge and down to the right; look for the singletrack trail veering uphill to the left. Keep an eye out, I bet you blow right past it.
2 miles later, the trail again intersects a road, this time a pretty good forest service road. Turn left and ride downhill looking for the trail on the right.
The rest of the ride is pure bliss through open woodland on a fast, winding delight. The trail terminates at the corner of Highway 89 & Gold Lakes Highway, it is an easy jaunt into Graeagle for beers.
Land Manager: USFS - Plumas National Forest Office