1. MILLS PEAK IN DOWNIEVILLE, CALIFORNIA
California is the birthplace of our beloved sport, and with a state that is so big, it’s nearly impossible to pick the single best trail. But if we had to pick just one, it would be Mills Peak in Downieville. The famous Downieville Classic downhill gets all the press, but Mills Peak is a hidden gem. How does dropping 3,000 feet over 8.5 miles of bermed turns and never-ending flow through fragrant pine forest sound? Mills Peak was built with bikes in mind. It’s the reason mountain bikers do what they do.