Saturday Maps and Directions
Downieville (shuttle location) and Packer Saddle (trailhead)

If you're riding a Downieville shuttle in the morning, your destination is Downieville. If you plan to start from the top, your destination is Packer Saddle.

Note:
The entire drive is on 2-lane roads, and much of it is very windy. Do not expect to average high speeds, and allow at least 1.5 hours to get to Downieville. The area is pretty remote all the way there, so make sure you've bought your supplies in advance!

Truckee to Downieville:

Head north out of town on Highway 89
If you're at the cabin, that's a left on 267, then continuing north as it turns into 89.
If you're coming from Lloyd's house, that's a right at the end of Prosser Dam Rd.
After about 22 miles you will come to a T intersection in Sierraville. Turn left and you're now on 89/49.
After about 5 miles, stay left at the fork, on 49. Do not take 89 to the right.
Continue another 30 miles to Downieville.
When you come into town, turn left at the stop sign (T intersection) and continue 2 blocks to Downieville Motors, just past Gallows Pizzeria. Look for parking in this general area. Some of you will be riding with Downieville Outfitters and a few will be with Yuba Expeditions.

Downieville Outfitters:
They are located above Downieville Motors, on the left side of Main St. just past Nevada St. Look for the old school bus. 530-289-0155

Yuba Expeditions:
They are located at 208 Main St. It's within a few blocks of Downieville Outfitters. 530-289-3010

Truckee to Downieville - Interactive Google map

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Truckee to Packer Saddle:

You head toward Downieville, but split off about 18 miles after the left turn in Sierraville.

Head north out of town on Highway 89
If you're at the cabin, that's a left on 267, then continuing north as it turns into 89.
If you're coming from Lloyd's house, that's a right at the end of Prosser Dam Rd.
After about 22 miles you will come to a T intersection in Sierraville. Turn left and you're now on 89/49.
After about 5 miles, stay left at the fork, on 49. Do not take 89 to the right.
After another 13 miles or so, turn right on Gold Lake Highway.
After 1.3 Miles, turn left on Packer Lake Rd.
After .3 mile,  take the first right onto County Hwy 621/Packer Lake Rd.
Follow it up, for about 4.2 miles. Hope your vehicle likes driving uphill!
Look for the clearing/intersection area seen on the map (zoom way in). You'll know you're there if you can't drive uphill any more.

Truckee to Packer Saddle - Interactive Google map

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Downieville to Packer Saddle:

If you're dropping people off in Downieville and then at Packer Saddle, these directions should be handy.

From Downieville, head back on 49.
After about 17.5 miles make the sharp left onto Gold Lake Hwy.
It's kind of two lefts in a row, taking you back parallel to 49 for a bit.
After 1.3 Miles, turn left on Packer Lake Rd.
After .3 mile,  take the first right onto County Hwy 621/Packer Lake Rd.
Follow it up, for about 4.2 miles. Hope your vehicle likes driving uphill!
Look for the clearing/intersection area seen on the map (zoom way in). You'll know you're there if you can't drive uphill any more.

Truckee to Packer Saddle - Interactive Google map

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