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Second Divide

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Trail

4.8 mile 7.7 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 312' 95 m
Descent: -1,570' -478 m
High: 4,565' 1,391 m
Low: 3,308' 1,008 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 24% (13°)

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Less popular option of mostly rolling, dirt singletrack with some off camber and rooted spots.

Jason Lampenrider

Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed

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Description

The final portion of the Butcher Trail is a climb, and about half-way up that climb is a choice of the Second Divide trail to the left (and down), or the Third Divide trail to the right (and up). If the descent tempts you, you'll find the Second Divide about twice as long as the Third Divide, and maybe half as popular.

The Second Divide's terrain is descending and climbing, and at times off-camber. At the time of writing, the trail is dirt and loose dirt singletrack, rather than more hard-packed dirt on the Third Divide. If you are only doing one descent, my opinion would be to choose the Third Divide. The Second Divide is a good option for variety.

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Jun 25, 2019
Jolie Lee
Nov 3, 2018
Jonathan Coupal
May 27, 2017
Louis Dionne
May 14, 2016
Larry Russell
After climbing 3rd and working on Big Boulder Trail work. — 1h 23m
Jul 1, 2014
Matt Boyd

Trail Ratings

  3.4 from 8 votes

#10

in Gold Valley

#15082

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  3.4 from 8 votes
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#10

in Gold Valley

#1,191

in California

#15,082

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887 Since May 27, 2013
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Can't miss this trail junction and sign - Downhill is the Second Divide Trail. Short uphill is the Third Divide trail.
Sep 22, 2014 near Downiev…, CA
Riding the Second Divide.
Aug 11, 2017 near Downiev…, CA

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