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Recommended Routes in Plumas National Forest - 8

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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 Near the middle of the trail down.
Intermediate/Difficult

Mt. Hough Huff and Puff

24.5 mi 39.5 km 4,352' Up 1326.63 m Up 4,350' Down 1325.89 m Down

East Qu…, CA
Favorite Mills Peak Lookout
Intermediate/Difficult

Mills Peak Shuttle Run

9.1 mi 14.7 km 269' Up 81.91 m Up 3,167' Down 965.38 m Down

Portola, 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
Favorite Fast and smooth section of Third Divide Trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Johnsville A-Tree to Downieville First Divide

15.5 mi 24.9 km 632' Up 192.51 m Up 4,297' Down 1309.71 m Down

Clio, CA
Favorite View of Honey Lake Valley
Intermediate

Earn a Diamond Mt. Ring

30.0 mi 48.3 km 3,752' Up 1143.67 m Up 3,754' Down 1144.17 m Down

Susanville, CA
Favorite Looking south into the American Valley, views like these will surprise you at many turns!
Intermediate

Southpark Highlights

15.6 mi 25.0 km 2,452' Up 747.42 m Up 2,451' Down 747.07 m Down

East Qu…, CA
Favorite The classic.
Intermediate/Difficult

North Yuba Loop

11.0 mi 17.7 km 2,029' Up 618.37 m Up 2,023' Down 616.49 m Down

Downiev…, CA

Plumas National Forest Biking

  • 433 Miles 697 Kilometers of Trail
  • 10 Recommended Routes
  • 11 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 46 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 25 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Plumas National Forest - 72

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4.9 mi 7.9 km #1Butcher Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Downieville, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Downieville, CA
2.1 mi 3.3 km #2Third Divide
Intermediate
Downieville, CA
Intermediate
Downieville, CA
2.5 mi 4.0 km #3Upper Butcher Ranch Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Downieville, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Downieville, CA
4.7 mi 7.6 km #4Mt. Hough 8
Intermediate
East Quincy, CA
Intermediate
East Quincy, CA
2.6 mi 4.1 km #5Pauley Creek OHV Trail (11E03)
Difficult
Downieville, CA
Difficult
Downieville, CA
2.1 mi 3.4 km #6Tollgate Trail
Intermediate
East Quincy, CA
Intermediate
East Quincy, CA
2.2 mi 3.5 km #7Berry Creek
Difficult
East Quincy, CA
Difficult
East Quincy, CA
3.3 mi 5.3 km #8Downie River Trail 10E02
Very Difficult
Downieville, CA
Very Difficult
Downieville, CA
3.8 mi 6.1 km #9Upper Mills Peak Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Portola, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Portola, CA
4.4 mi 7.1 km #10Tollgate Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
East Quincy, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
East Quincy, CA

Photos of Plumas National Forest - 88

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Get your butt to Downieville!
Jun 29, 2016 near Downiev…, CA
Through he rocks on Indian Falls Ridge
Nov 6, 2022 near Greenville, CA
Mills Peak Trail
Jun 4, 2021 near Clio, CA
The bottom (elevation-wise) of Chandler Loop.
May 4, 2021 near East Qu…, CA
Fast and smooth section of Third Divide Trail.
Sep 2, 2014 near Downiev…, CA
Starting down the second half. Smooth and fun.
May 4, 2021 near East Qu…, CA
Near the middle of the trail down.
May 4, 2021 near East Qu…, CA
Riding down the Tamarack Connector Trail.
Aug 29, 2019 near Clio, CA