From the very top of the Sierra Buttes at 8,591 feet elevation on the Sierra Buttes Overlook Trail, the Downieville Downhill now boasts 7,000 vertical feet of descent to Downieville, dubbed the “Tower 2 Town”, one of the longest descents in North America. Not only is the Sierra Buttes Overlook Trail a technically challenging and fun singletrack descent, but it also offers breathtaking views of Lower and Upper Sardine Lakes as well as cliffside views of Young America Lake.
Sierra Buttes Overlook Trail
--> Gold Valley Rim
--> Pauly Creek
--> Big Boulder
--> Third Divide
--> First Divide
--> Town of Downieville
25.5 miles, 3100ft climbing, 7000+ft. glorious descending.
Tower to Town is an epic adventure on the Sierra Crest. Bring lots of water, food, and supplies (extra tubes!) It's a big ride that is remote, with no phone service. Use the buddy system, stay safe and have fun!
Check out the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship #DirtMagic and how the Tower to Town came to fruition. ...and those views! The views from the tower are worth the effort.
After you finish, reward yourself with a Tower to Town tee shirt at the Yuba Expeditions.