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 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 Descent with BKXC!
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.
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.
PAYMENT IS DUE IN FULL AT THE TIME OF RESERVATION
please have your credit card ready
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 is in Graeagle behind Buckaroo Chocolates at the Yuba barn (see image).
Take highway 89 to Graeagle and drive behind Buckaroo Chocolates.
Park near the Yuba barn
(look for the Yuba sign above the front door)
But please do not block the barn entrance.