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    Best Downieville rides??

    We'll be going there next week, probably 3 to 4 days. Besides the downhill,Pauley Creek and second divide, what are the best rides around? I'm planning on doing the North Yuba river trail, the Big Boulder and wanted something else maybe in the lake's basin area or Greagle. Suggestions welcome!
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    Maybe on your way in or out you can hit the South Yuba/North Bloomfield trails. Good stuff there and worth a stop.

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    Mills peak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d-bug View Post
    Mills peak.
    is that the one we missed because you selfishly decided to hurl your ribs onto a pointy rock?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM View Post
    is that the one we missed because you selfishly decided to hurl your ribs onto a pointy rock?
    That's the one. A busted rib was WAY better than Mills Peak!

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    two ideas

    Lavazzola Creek Trail > Downie River Trail

    Packer Saddle > Mt Elwell > Graeagle
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    I'm also heading to Downieville for 5 days tomorrow AM.

    How is Forest City? Is it worth a side trip to check out the trails there, or should we spend all 4 days in Downieville and the lakes basin?

    I've has some people say do Mt Elwell, and others say skip it. Should we hit Mills Peak and Mt Elwell, or just 1?
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    D-Bug . How's the riding in Mills Peak? My Mojo HD is eager to go!!!
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    Mills Peak trail for sure. Such a fun trail, and built for maximum flow. Forest has lots of fun trails too.

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    Mills Peak.

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    What's the best way to ride it? point to point or looped? Hmmm... looking good....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Relayden View Post
    D-Bug . How's the riding in Mills Peak? My Mojo HD is eager to go!!!
    It's awesome. HD is overkill as it's mostly smooth, but it still rips on it.
    We usually do it as a shuttle, though you could probably ride up then down it as an out and back. Only steep bit will be coming up the fireroad in the middle.
    I like to think of the first 3 miles as a downhill pumptrack.
    I liked it way better than Elwell. We had a ton of hike-a-bike to get to the top of Elwell. Pretty sure we did that ride incorrectly...

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