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    The Mills Peak Trail is complete! Check it out!

    The 1.7 mile reroute of the Mills Peak trail, replacing the rocky jeep road, is complete and ready to ride! That makes Mills 9 miles of singletrack, and a 3000ft descent.

    Thank you to everyone in the MTBR community that contributed to Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship's $5 a Foot campaigns, as those dollars went into building Mills, and you can ride the benefits of your contribution!

    Start making plans to ride it this summer (or spring with how winter is going). We've been hearing about road trips doing a Lost Sierra Triangle, Downieville, Mills, and Mt. Hough (Quincy), for 3 days of rad. Stick that in your pipe...

    Kurt (The ASS), has a great write up on the history of the Mills Peak Trail, how it came about, and why it was constructed. 11 years in the making, we didn't give up! Check it out:
    https://sierratrails.org/9-miles-com...ls-peak-trail/

    We also have a trail work day coming up on Mills for some finishing touches, on May 19th, if you would like to get some shovels in the ground.
    https://sierratrails.org/event/mills...l-daze-may-19/

    Again, thanks for your support and being part of the tribe!

    Special shout out to MTBR member Ronski, who has been dedicated to making this trail happen, through it's entire 11 year process!

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    Anyone know the snow levels in downieville? My friend rode Mt Hough yesterday and there didnít look like there was much snow at the top at 7200í

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    Is the hwy going up there closed?

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    Amazing what a committed and thoughtful community can accomplish!

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    There is snow at the top of Mills and the highway is closed. I'll post up when things open up.

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    That makes a great trail even better!! Did a couple of shuttle runs up there last summer and the jeep road was the only negative (not a big one). Looking forward to heading up there again this summer!! Hell Ya!

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    Looks awesome. Already marking off dates this summer for a trip up there..

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    Found a good video on the Yuba Expeditions website about the trial, SBTS and the $5 a foot campaign with Ibis.
    https://youtu.be/LnQ-SX-Bcm8

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthSideOf50 View Post
    Found a good video on the Yuba Expeditions website about the trial, SBTS and the $5 a foot campaign with Ibis.
    https://youtu.be/LnQ-SX-Bcm8
    Can't wait to ride it!
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    Well, the OP didn't get it quite right. 3,000' descent to the ice cream shop!

    A shuttle would be nice for us older riders. That is a long boring grind on the roads and too technical for us to climb. Also dangerous, consider how those guys on the big squish bikes ride it.

    My wife doesn't want to shuttle me next time. She wants to ride!

    Great work SBTS and proud to be a member.
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    Ucking fawesome. Can't wait to ride it.

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    Rode this last Summer. Awesome! We parked at the intersection of 89 and Gold Lake Hy. There's a small lot where you can take a single track to the road, then a left to the start of Mills. The climb wasn't that bad at all. Just wished it was all S/T as there's a fire road climb part of the way but still most of it is S/T.

    The decent rocked as it seemed to go on forever. No pedaling!!!

    Thx to all that got this done. I recommend it highly if you are going to Downieville to do something different.

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    Awesome. Our summer get together will involve a shuttle up that way. Should be a blast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RBoardman View Post
    Anyone know the snow levels in downieville? My friend rode Mt Hough yesterday and there didnít look like there was much snow at the top at 7200í
    I rode just below Downievlle last Sunday trying to get to Chimney Rock and started to hit snow in the shade at about 5200ft. A 1st to 3rd to 2nd Divide loop should be very doable. Town is very quiet right now, temps were in the low 60s


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    Mills Peak is a long climb but not technically difficult. The worst part of it was the steep exposed part of the old jeep road, now replaced. I don't know how steep/technical the new singletrack addition is, but I will plan to ride up from the bottom then back down. Then, whoever is most tired in the group can drive everyone else back to the top for a second descent. A perfect day.

    Thanks to the SBTS crew for making this a reality. You guys rock.

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    The reroute gives the trail a whole new feeling with three distinctly different sections. As of today, you can ride up to the new section. As to how far, will report to let you know.

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    You can get about a 1/4 miles up the new section until the snow is unrideable. If you ride from the bike shop in town its approximately a 13 mile ride with 1300' climbing.

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