Pauly Creek trail is a fun variation of the Downieville Downihill. After Sunrise trail, hang a right on the road following the brown Forest Service signs to Pauly Creek/Gold Valley.
Descend a challenging jeep track, littered with rocks.
After crossing the creek, stay left at the intersection with Big Boulder trail.
The jeep track funnels down, becoming singletrack as you descend into the forest.
This fast, twisting trail will take you across two bridges before joining Butcher Ranch trail.
Relax with your buds and enjoy the rushing waters and mountain views.