Big Boulder from Butcher Ranch Trailhead
ElevationAscent: 1,516' 462 m
Descent: -5,221' -1,592 m
High: 6,839' 2,085 m
Low: 2,897' 883 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 38% (21°)
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“With a little bit of climbing, you can experience the best descent in Downieville!”— Leslie Kehmeier
This has been hidden from our maps to prevent overlap with existing trails, or because our research has found there is no legal access.
At the very top of the climb, you can practice pedal kicks off the fallen log or hike up to the ridge for some photos. Then pad up and enjoy the long, fast, and flowing descent toward Third Divide. There is one punchy climb, in the beginning of the ride, you'll likely walk it unless you're the 1%. It's all ripping fun until you get to Lavezolla Road and head toward First Divide.
At the intersection of Third Divide, you may want to head uphill instead of down to connect with Second Divide.
From the end of the route, take a left and pedal back to Downieville.
Local Club: Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship
Apr 15, 2019: Chris McGovern and the Birth of Lost and Found
Apr 8, 2019: Jeff Sperry – From Super Volunteer to SBTS Employee
Apr 4, 2019: Comments Needed for Downieville and Quincy Trailwork
Land Manager: USFS - Plumas National Forest Office