Mountain biking is big business. Fun business! In Plumas County, it’s really big and fun. So much so, that they have six amazing biking events. For the brave among you, the annual Lost and Found bike ride tests your cowabunga downhill dudeness! Canceled in 2020 due to the Coronavirus, hopes are the race will be bigger and better in 2021. In addition, there are four “century” rides throughout the county with picturesque, mountain and lake views accessible to all skill levels. Trails beginning at the base of Indian Valley take advanced riders to mountain ridges overlooking the valley. A free Plumas Mountain Biking Trail Guide, available at visitor centers and online, details rides in eastern and central Plumas County and the Lake Almanor Basin. If mountain biking isn’t your obsession, downshift and bike Plumas County backcountry roads – they’re traffic- and stress-free.
Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship has been instrumental in developing trails throughout Plumas and Sierra counties. In 2011, they developed the Mills Peak Trail and, later, completed work on the Mt. Hough/South Park trail system near Quincy. Their proposal for a new trail system, the Beckwourth Peak Recreation Project, was approved in 2019.