Downieville Shuttles

Shuttle service to the Downieville Downhill.


$40 per person, per shuttle 
includes 3% Forest Service Special Use Tax 

Reserve a shuttle space now!

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

A portion of the shuttle fee helps fund local medical support for locals and riders (as well as trail work performed by the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship Pro Trail Crew). We see it as worth it to maintain a safety net when all of us live and play so deep in the sierra. We hope you will support us in this worthy cause. Details here.

Yuba Expeditions is located in Downieville, California and provides a professional, safe and reliable shuttle service to Downieville’s finest high-mountain trails, including: the Downieville Downhill, Butcher Ranch, Pauley Creek, Big Boulder, Lavezzola Creek, Empire Creek, Chimney Rock, Rattlesnake Creek, Herkimer Mine, and the North Yuba River Trail. Downieville Trail information here.

Yuba is the pioneer of backcountry mountain biking in Downieville, 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 Yakima racks.


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

Loading bikes on the shuttle van in front of Yuba Expeditions bike shop in Downieville

There is another way to get into the high Sierra...

We have Santa Cruz Heckler & Bullit e-bike demos ready for adventures straight from the shop. Ride to the top of the mountains with electric assist, and hoot and hollar ripping back into town! Have you ridden to the top of the Sierra Crest while chatting and laughing? Neither has anyone else! But you can with an e-bike! This changes everything. You should try it.

Electric Assist Mountain Bikes — A COVID Safe and Fun Alternative to Shuttles

Check Out How It Works

Heckler e-bike riders on the Sierra Crest