1.6 miles
Distance
503 ft
Climb
-424 ft
Descent
1.5 miles
High Point

Details

  • Riding area
  • AKA
    Needles
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May-Novermber
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

The trail to the Needles leads through a relaxing conifer forest. Breaks in the trees provide appetizer views of the surrounding Sierra, warming you up for the feast-for-the-eyes that the lookout provides. The wide trail climbs over a hill before descending to the base of the Needles. After two miles, with the lookout in sight, the trail climbs several moderate switches up to a series of daunting staircases (hike only). The steps themselves can be a bit dizzying. Suppress that fear of heights and walk the catwalk up to the Needles lookout for an amazing view.

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More Stats for Needles Lookout Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    79 ft
  • Altitude min
    1.5 miles
  • Altitude start
    1.5 miles
  • Altitude end
    1.5 miles
  • Grade
    0.909%
  • Grade max
    -35.075%
  • Grade min
    35.126%
  • Distance climb
    4,919 ft
  • Distance down
    3,625 ft
  • Distance flat
    153 ft
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