Sierra Nevada Adventures Multi Day Rides

Lost Sierra Adventure 3-Days


Lost Sierra ADVENTURE ride EXPLORES an abandoned OFF-ROAD pioneer wagon route through the rugged and remote corners of the Lost Sierra. You’ve heard all about the Sierra Nevada “stars” like Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, Kings Canyon & Sequoia National Park. But do you know about the “Lost” Sierra? If not, you’re not alone... 

If you’ve dreamed of exploring remote dirt wagon routes, wild scenic river canyons with historic bridge crossings to ghost towns nestled in remote mountains, then the Lost Sierra Adventure ride will answer your wildest dreams. This alpine wonderland of majestic peaks, wild scenic river canyons, and historic gold rush towns nicknamed the Lost Sierra is all about ADVENTURE...

The Lost Sierra located in the remote Northern Sierra Nevada was once a thriving area during the California Gold Rush. This prosperous location had a number of mining camps with colorful names, such as Whiskey Diggin’s, Brandy City, Poverty Hill, Poker Flat, Forest City, and Goodyears Bar. Many of these camps disappeared after the gold rush becoming ghost towns of the past. Your adventure will explore the historic Henness Pass wagon route located in the Lost Sierra. Henness Pass was once a major immigrant trail from the northern mines to Virginia City. This historic wagon route is a long scenic trail that passes a number of historic sites through a variety of scenery with panoramic views of the Lost Sierra. This dual sport adventure ride provides the perfect mix of dirt wagon routes and historic ghost towns full of adventure!

You will have the opportunity to stay one night in Quincy California located in the heart of the Lost Sierra. After your adventurous ride, you will have the opportunity to dine and drink handcrafted beers at a local brewery that provides great food and spirits. Day two of your adventure will stop in Downieville for a tasty lunch in the historic Craycroft building that dates back to 1853. The historic St. Charles Place has been a Downieville landmark for decades. The town's only full-service bar, it is a historic watering hole that caters to locals and visitors alike. Whether sitting at the bar enjoying a drink, playing pool, or sitting on the back deck with its Downie River view, St. Charles is a local institution.

Downieville was founded in late 1849 during the California Gold Rush, in the Northern Mines area. It was first known as "The Forks" for its geographical location at the confluence of the Downieville River and the North Fork of the Yuba River. Downieville was soon renamed after Major William Downie, the town's founder. Downie was a Scotsman who had led an expedition of nine miners, seven of them African American men, up the North Fork of the Yuba River in the Autumn of 1849. At the present site of the town, they struck rich gold, built a log cabin, and settled in to wait out the winter. By 1850, Downieville already had 15 hotels, 4 bakeries, 4 butcher shops, and numerous saloons. Downieville is the location of the first hanging of a woman in California. Josefa Segovia, a young and pregnant California resident of the town, was lynched by a mob on July 5, 1851. The lynch mob held a mock trial and accused her of killing an American miner that had harassed and attempted to assault her for several days. The mock trial quickly led to hanging her from the Jersey Bridge in town. Josefa Segovia remains the only pregnant woman hanged in the history of California.

Event Details:

Multi-Day Tour: (15 to 20 riders with 20 riders max)
This adventure ride is designed for (650cc+) to (1250cc+) dual-sport adventure bikes.
Off-road terrain is rated mild, moderate to challenging with some difficulty, and lots of adventure.
Ride distance approx. 350 miles round trip (175 miles dirt roads)
Gas stops (130-mile range required)

MEETING TIME: 8:30 a.m. (ride starts at 9:00 a.m.)
13384 Lincoln Way, Auburn CA. 95603
Arrive in the morning with a full tank of gas.
The ride returns to Auburn CA. (approx. 5:00 p.m.)

MEALS (Meals not included)
Breakfast and dinner at restaurants.
Bring water, snacks, and lunch.

HOTEL RECOMMENDATIONS: (Hotel not included)
Riders are responsible for booking their hotel reservations.
-Gold Pan Lodge Lodge 200 Crescent St. Quincy CA. 95971
Additional hotels are available in Quincy CA.

OPTIONAL HOTEL Prior to Event: (Hotel not included)
Riders are responsible for booking their hotel reservations.
-Best Western Golden Key 13450 Lincoln Way, Auburn CA. 95603 (530) 885-8611
Additional hotels are available in Auburn CA.
Truck/trailering your bike? Please make accommodations with your hotel.

OPTIONAL CAMPING: (Camping not included)
Recommended to make camping reservations in advance.


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