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      No description for Mount Watson has been added yet! Login or register to submit one.
      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
      Land Status: National Forest
      Dollar Trail Parking Lot google parking directions
      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      • 7
      • 3
      • 7
      • 6

      Region Status
      Caution as of Jun 7, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      24
      Trails Mountain Bike
      23
      Trails E-Bike
      6
      Trails Horse
      18
      Trails Hike
      23
      Trails Trail Running
      23
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      6
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      6
      Trails Snowmobile
      5
      Trails Snowshoe
      2
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      2
      Trails Nordic Ski
      5
      Total Distance
      33 miles
      Total Descent
      5,210 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,855 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      8,314 ft
      Reports
      325
      Photos
      76
      Ridden Counter
      25,204

      Photos of Mount Watson Mountain Bike

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      Jun 13, 2024 @ 12:10pm
      1 day
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      May 17, 2024 @ 10:24am
      May 17, 2024
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      May 17, 2024 @ 10:24am
      May 17, 2024
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      May 17, 2024 @ 10:24am
      May 17, 2024
      6 |
      Sep 17, 2023 @ 4:31pm
      Sep 17, 2023
      12 |
      Aug 10, 2023 @ 1:43pm
      Aug 10, 2023
      16 |
      Aug 9, 2023 @ 9:36pm
      Aug 9, 2023
      29 |
      Aug 3, 2022 @ 10:23pm
      Aug 3, 2022

      Videos of Mount Watson Mountain Bike

      Tahoe Rim Trail lower Watson Creek
      1:28 | 79 | Jul 28, 2019
      Watson Peak Trail | Tahoe Rim Trail (Watson...
      11:37 | 68 | Oct 28, 2023 , Tahoe City
      Watson Peak Trail | Tahoe Rim Trail (Watson...
      11:37 | 24 | Oct 28, 2023 , Tahoe City
      Lakeview Ridge MTB Trail (downhill) Tahoe City, CA
      8:33 | 363 | Sep 7, 2020 , Tahoe City
      youtuber Painted Rock, Glass Mountain, & More...
      18:29 | 548 | Aug 29, 2018 , Tahoe City

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Watson Peak Road
      Jun 7, 2024 @ 8:40pm
      Jun 7, 2024
      Snow CoveredjmvaiTSnow covered halfway through last weekend...
      Tahoe Rim Trail (Watson Lake Trail)
      Jun 2, 2024 @ 11:19pm
      Jun 2, 2024
      Snow CoveredTomac2112 SABALet's be very clear... If you want to...
      Tahoe Rim Trail (Mount Watson South)
      May 22, 2024 @ 7:14am
      May 22, 2024
      VariableTomac2112 SABADown tree across the bottom of the trail...

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Watson Creek Road
      Jun 5, 2024 @ 9:25am
      Jun 5, 2024
      DryTheAngryTomato TRAILFORKS
      Tahoe Rim Trail (Mount Watson North)
      Jun 5, 2024 @ 9:21am
      Jun 5, 2024
      Snow Cover PartialPatchy snow cover that can be walked...TheAngryTomato TRAILFORKS
      Watson Lake Road (CG Access)
      Jun 5, 2024 @ 9:21am
      Jun 5, 2024
      Snow Cover PartialPatchy snow cover that can be walked...TheAngryTomato TRAILFORKS
      Watson Lake Road
      Jun 5, 2024 @ 9:21am
      Jun 5, 2024
      Snow Cover PartialPatchy snow cover that can be walked...TheAngryTomato TRAILFORKS
      Lakeview Ridge Trail
      Jun 3, 2024 @ 6:23pm
      Jun 3, 2024
      VariableE-Bike Thanks for cutting the trees off the trail!12tim
      Tahoe Rim Trail (Fire and Ice)
      Jun 3, 2024 @ 1:49am
      Jun 3, 2024
      IdealMcarnino
      Tahoe Rim Trail (Watson Traverse)
      May 24, 2024 @ 10:55am
      May 24, 2024
      Dryscoobiedubes
      Shale Trail
      May 18, 2024 @ 4:32pm
      May 18, 2024
      Snow Cover PartialShaleyBrandonFloodDga
      Western States Trail/Cinder Cone Spur Road
      May 17, 2024 @ 9:49am
      May 17, 2024
      VariableAlmost fully clear up to Wallternate with...eeidlin
      Tahoe Rim Trail (Upper Watson Creek)
      Sep 8, 2023 @ 9:46pm
      Sep 8, 2023
      IdealRode this last weekend after the rain, it...Tomac2112 SABA

      Activity Feed

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      TealAnnwishlistrouteactivity #54081519
      Jun 13, 2024 @ 12:51pm
      1 day
      DrHogaddphotoactivity #54080766
      Jun 13, 2024 @ 12:33pm
      1 day
      jmvaiTaddreportactivity #53791026
      Jun 7, 2024 @ 8:40pm
      Jun 7, 2024
      TheAngryTomatoaddreportactivity #53668208 and 3 more
      Jun 5, 2024 @ 9:22am
      Jun 5, 2024
      12timaddreportactivity #53614039
      Jun 4, 2024 @ 7:05am
      Jun 4, 2024

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      tpandretrailTahoe Rim Trail (Fire and Ice)There is forestry work on Rd 73 directly above...
      Sep 28, 2023 @ 2:59pm
      Sep 28, 2023
      spinningcirclestrailUpper Watson CreekSuper fun, North Tahoe needs more trails like...
      Sep 27, 2023 @ 9:43am
      Sep 27, 2023
      Solon2004trailWatson Peak Trail5 star trail. Fun riding, incredible views
      Sep 2, 2023 @ 8:37pm
      Sep 2, 2023
      windsurfsftrailTahoe Rim Trail (Lower Watson Creek)Fun trail. First half is pretty straight...
      Aug 8, 2023 @ 10:34pm
      Aug 8, 2023
      windsurfsftrailWatson Peak TrailFun trail with good flow. Mostly kitty litter...
      Aug 4, 2023 @ 10:52pm
      Aug 4, 2023

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Tahoe Cross Country 22 8 11.6 km
      Cedar Flat Neighborhood Trails 5 22 km
      Deer Creek 1 52 km
      Carnelian Bay Trails 1 9 12.4 km
      Painted Rock 8 42.7 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2332 miles4,984 ft13 miles1,854 ft
      #924#4867632046,887
      E-Bike618 miles1,834 ft6 miles1,854 ft
      #2,5572302539
      Horse1826 miles3,619 ft10 miles1,854 ft
      #45#381631
      Hike2332 miles4,984 ft13 miles1,854 ft
      #655#4133171353
      Trail Running2332 miles4,984 ft13 miles1,854 ft
      #661#4133171370
      Dirtbike/Moto618 miles1,834 ft6 miles1,854 ft
      #26110610
      ATV/ORV/OHV618 miles1,834 ft6 miles1,854 ft
      #2931064
      Snowmobile517 miles1,772 ft6 miles1,457 ft
      #50#24332
      Snowshoe212 miles1,312 ft5 miles1,352 ft
      #526#2873016
      Backcountry Ski212 miles1,312 ft5 miles1,352 ft
      #19930121
      Nordic Ski57 miles696 ft2 miles1,457 ft
      #299#17632197
      • By TheAngryTomato TRAILFORKS & contributors
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