Mills Peak Shuttles

Our Mills Peak shuttle is new for 2018 and we are excited to get you to the mountain top! Enjoy some spetacular views at the Mills Peak lookout before plunging down over 8 miles and 3,033ft of carvy, chunky, fowy, rocky and duffy smile enducing terrain. Yum! This year we also cut in new trail to eliminate the jeep road section, so the trail is all singletrack goodness all the way to the bottom!
Mills Peak Trail information here.

Mills Peak shuttles are currently only running Fridays and Saturdays.


The Mills Peak shuttle picks up in Graeagle behind Buckaroo Chocolates, details are below.

Note: Before booking with any shuttle service, make sure they hold an official shuttle permit with the Forest Service. There are only three permitted services for Mount Hough and Mills Peak, and only two for Downieville. Using non-permitted shuttle operations can potentially shut down the fun for everyone.

Shuttle Service to the Mills Peak Trail

We are waiting for the snow to melt to start running shuttles soon!


$25 per person, per shuttle
includes 3% Forest Service Special Use Tax 

Reserve a Mills Peak shuttle space now!

Shuttle space is limited. Advanced reservations are highly recommended. Schedule subject to change.

If you are looking for an extended stay in the Lost Sierra, check out SBTS partner,
Nakoma's: "Mills Peak Trail: Stay-&-Shuttle" package.
Stay at the beautiful Nakoma resort and shuttle right from the lodge.

Mills Peak riding
Mills Peak shuttle

Mills Peak Descent with BKXC!

What makes Mills Peak different to Downieville

Mills Peak is a volcanic mountain about 8 miles from Packer Saddle (the Downieville Downhill shuttle drop off) that descends on the northern slope of the mountain toward the Feather River drainage. The volcanic geography and north facing aspects are important in that the beginning of the Mills Peak Trail has large chunk rock - nothing crazy - just some square edged rock for somewhat slow going - but the trail starts down the mountain, it gets smoother, faster and flowier the lower you go. The northern face keeps the trail from getting too dusty in the summer and is brown pow in spring and fall.

Some Trail Directions

The Mills Peak Trail starts to the west of the lookout tower, and is very easy to follow down. About two miles from the bottom, the trail will end on a paved road, and you then follow the paved road down hill for a half mile until you reach the last segment; “Phil’s Trail” which begins next to a massive living cedar tree, look for it. Phil’s then continues down to Highway 89.


please have your credit card ready


  • more than 48 hours notice: full refund
  • less than 48 hours in advance: cash/credit card refund, minus 20% service charge
  • less than 24 hours in advance: No Refund


We DO NOT run with less than 4 riders per van, so bring friends to guarantee a lift

Yuba Expeditions is the pioneer of backcountry mountain biking in the Lost Sierra, and the first to offer trailhead transport in this part of the Sierra. Our drivers are skilled and have knowledge of the surrounding trail system; and our vehicles are commercially insured, professionally tuned, and equipped with top of the line Thule racks.

Yuba Expeditions is operating under Special Use Permit of the Tahoe National Forest, Yuba River Ranger District.



Shuttle Pick Up

Shuttle pick up is in Graeagle behind Buckaroo Chocolates at the Yuba barn (see image).

Take highway 89 to Graeagle and drive behind Buckaroo Chocolates.

Google Maps link to Buckaroo Chocolates.

Where to Park

Park near the Yuba barn
(look for the Yuba sign above the front door)

But please do not block the barn entrance.

Parking for Mills Peak Shuttle