Sierra Nevada Adventures Single Day Rides

Sierra Buttes Ride


If you've been looking to EXPLORE a remote OFF-ROAD route with an incredibly breathtaking view then look no further, this is the ride that puts ADV in ADVENTURE!

The Sierra Buttes Adventure Ride starts out of the historic mining town of Sierra City which is located near the northern end of the Mother Lode Gold Chain alongside the North Fork of the Yuba River. The ride starts just a short distance off the main street on a small side street appropriately named Sierra Buttes road. From this point, the little side street quickly turns to dirt and the adventure begins its climb up a steep narrow twisty 4x4 trail with breathtaking views around every corner and doesn't stop climbing until it reaches the impressive steel staircase nearly 5,000 feet above the historic mining town of Sierra City. From this point, you will leave your bike behind and begin your climb up the steel staircase which has more than 100 treads to reach the fire lookout tower that is perched upon the pointy craggy summit of the Sierra Buttes. As you complete the final few steps and reach the balcony of the fire lookout tower breath taking views will overwhelm you in all directions. If you are afraid of heights then you may not have the courage to walk out to the edge of the overhanging metal grate balcony which protrudes out and over the craggy cliff nearly 1,000 feet above the jagged rock below, but for those who dare walk out beyond the edge will truly have a breathtaking view from the Sierra Buttes.



Single-Day Ride (20 rider max)

This dual-sport adventure ride is designed for medium (650cc+) to large (1200cc+) adventure bikes.
Off-road terrain is rated “mild to moderate” with some "challenging" and lots of adventure.
Ride distance approx.: 200 miles round trip (75 miles dirt roads)
*Gas stop (125-mile range required)


MEETING TIME: 8:45 am (ride starts at 9:00 am) 

*Ride returns to Folsom CA (approx. 5 pm)

MEETING LOCATION: Starbucks in Folsom

*Starbucks 195 Placerville Road Folsom CA 95630


MEALS: (Meals Not included)

*Bring water, snacks, and lunch



-Hampton Inn and Suites Folsom, CA 155 Placerville Rd, Folsom, CA 95630 (916) 235-7744

*If you plan on truck/trailering your bike, there's parking available at Hampton Inn & Suites

Note: additional hotels available in Folsom CA


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