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      Region Details
      • 1,139
      • 96
      • 815
      • 1,035
      • 412
      • 65
      • 12

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      5,583
      Trails Mountain Bike
      3,580
      Trails E-Bike
      1,367
      Trails Horse
      2,104
      Trails Hike
      4,308
      Trails Trail Running
      4,246
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      749
      Trails Observed Trials
      70
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      484
      Trails Snowmobile
      44
      Trails Snowshoe
      104
      Trails Downhill Ski
      722
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      60
      Trails Nordic Ski
      304
      Total Distance
      9,804 miles
      Total Descent
      1,785,850 ft
      Total Vertical
      14,474 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      14,478 ft
      Reports
      21,981
      Photos
      9,431
      Ridden Counter
      739,493

      Outside Logo Articles

      How Reno Tahoe Became an Adventure Capital of the West
      Oct 12, 2023 from outsideonline.com
      The Biggest Little City has earned major clout as a base camp for outdoor activities, and everyone—from vacationers to adventurers looking to...
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      Oct 30, 2023 from pinkbike.com
      After 7 years of chasing UCI points, Bradyn decided to head to Northern California for the legendary event.
      North Lake Tahoe Is a Cycling Paradise
      Sep 27, 2023 from pinkbike.com
      From cruising through town to shredding in the mountains. [I]Presented by North Lake Tahoe.[/I]
      The Agony and the Adventure of Hiking the John Muir Trail in a Week
      May 22, 2023 from backpacker.com
      Got a few days off, a pair of healthy feet, and a pain threshold higher than Dean Karnazes? You can (possibly) blaze the length of America's Most...
      Sub Regions

      Popular Sierra Nevada Mountain Biking Trails

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      Upper First Divide
      Downieville Trail Network
      Main St.
      Downieville Trail Network
      Butcher Ranch Trail
      Downieville Trail Network
      Third Divide
      Downieville Trail Network
      Donkey Town Trail
      Donkey Town
      Corral Trail (Lower)
      Corral
      Sunrise Trail
      Downieville Trail Network
      Hoot Trail
      Harmony/Washington Ridge
      Butcher Ranch Trail (Upper Section)
      Downieville Trail Network
      Corral Trail (Upper)
      Corral
      Culvert Trail
      Auburn State Recreation Area
      Jackass Point
      Donkey Town
      Saxon Tie Road
      Corral
      Armstrong Connector Trail
      Corral
      Jackass Point Spur (East)
      Donkey Town

      Sierra Nevada Mountain Bike Routes

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      Sawtooth, a bear, two beavers, two bridges, and a happy face
      Sawtooth
      13 miles
      TAMBA Rose to Toads
      South Lake Tahoe
      62 miles
      Downieville Downhill
      Downieville
      15 miles
      Jackass-Loop-4mi
      Sawtooth
      4 miles
      Mr. Toads Loop
      South Lake Tahoe
      19 miles
      Jackass Complete 2020
      Sawtooth
      4 miles
      Tahoe City Tahoe Rim Trail Loop (4 Hours)
      Tahoe Cross Country
      19 miles
      Tahoe Triple Crown
      Meyers
      25 miles
      Corral via Fountain Place Rd
      Corral
      5 miles
      SBTS: Chandler-Hough
      Mt. Hough
      10 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 392 rides
      Past Week
      • 1,882 rides

      Photos of Sierra Nevada Mountain Bike

      74 |
      Nov 28, 2021 @ 8:27pm
      Nov 28, 2021
      115 |
      Nov 28, 2021 @ 8:27pm
      Nov 28, 2021
      76 |
      Sep 17, 2020 @ 9:52am
      Sep 17, 2020
      391 |
      Oct 29, 2017 @ 6:14pm
      Oct 29, 2017
      trail: Hayden
      1,116 |
      Apr 3, 2011 @ 11:56pm
      Apr 3, 2011
      trail: Hayden
      675 |
      Apr 3, 2011 @ 11:53pm
      Apr 3, 2011
      trail: Big Rock
      253 |
      Feb 29, 2004 @ 7:43pm
      Feb 29, 2004
      trail: Big Rock
      713 |
      Feb 29, 2004 @ 7:43pm
      Feb 29, 2004

      Videos of Sierra Nevada Mountain Bike

      featured The Little Big 2013

      5:27 | 2616 | Jul 21, 2014
      Culvert & Confluence Trails
      10 | May 2, 2024
      Martis Creek
      trail: Martis
      2 | Apr 11, 2024
      Waterfall merged into the trail
      13 | Feb 8, 2024
      First Ride
      6 | Feb 2, 2024
      12 | Oct 18, 2023
      Lip Skid
      trail: Livewire
      27 | Aug 29, 2023
      Sticks and Stones DH Race at Northstar 2019
      trail: Livewire
      16 | Jun 3, 2023

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Upper Rawhide Road
      Paige Meadows
      May 25, 2024 @ 8:16am
      24 hours
      Snow Cover PartialBaruuceSFOUpper Rawhide still large snow patches...
      Donner Lake Rim Trail (Glacier)
      Tahoe Donner
      May 26, 2024 @ 5:37am
      2 hours
      Unknownandreas-groosclear till the top, shortly after that a...
      007 (Fourth)
      Bass Lake
      May 25, 2024 @ 2:14pm
      18 hours
      VariableZacdillowNo more snow but Still a bunch of down...

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      BrandonQol3fAaddreportactivity #53173780
      May 26, 2024 @ 7:43am
      8 mins
      BaruuceSFOaddreportactivity #53173752
      May 26, 2024 @ 7:41am
      9 mins
      dmgoldmanwishlistrouteactivity #53172737
      May 26, 2024 @ 7:17am
      33 mins
      andreas-groosaddreportactivity #53168398
      May 26, 2024 @ 5:37am
      2 hours
      twistedcaudexwishlisttrailactivity #53160460
      May 26, 2024 @ 2:22am
      5 hours

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      jdb06trailThunder Down UnderTrail has mostly optional features but I rated...
      May 24, 2024 @ 10:32pm
      1 day
      SikeMotrailHigh Meadows RoadHorrendously steep, if I'm being honest.
      May 24, 2024 @ 10:01pm
      1 day
      tahoerdrreportUpper Truckee River TrailLooks good now
      May 24, 2024 @ 10:00am
      2 days
      islandropreportNoonchester Mine RoadAlso there is a tree down across the road...
      May 23, 2024 @ 1:51pm
      3 days
      RedhawkreportSquaw FlatSounds like possibly Carol Smith, a bad actor...
      May 21, 2024 @ 6:54pm
      May 21, 2024

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike3,5806,198 miles973,615 ft2,698 miles14,242 ft
      8,85821,768493367,637
      E-Bike1,3673,296 miles470,518 ft1,418 mile12,963 ft
      5416,5488526,673
      Horse2,1044,899 miles736,266 ft2,080 miles13,114 ft
      188,23727186
      Hike4,3089,025 miles1,403,940 ft3,750 miles14,475 ft
      45520,83875040,301
      Trail Running4,2468,915 miles1,384,360 ft3,708 miles14,475 ft
      1420,79058120,294
      Dirtbike/Moto7492,470 miles326,096 ft1,044 mile11,234 ft
      116,14525599
      Observed Trials70147 miles18,891 ft70 miles10,003 ft
      3618199
      ATV/ORV/OHV4841,642 mile180,187 ft644 miles11,473 ft
      95,5859120
      Snowmobile44136 miles17,595 ft55 miles9,915 ft
      614247
      Snowshoe104179 miles21,752 ft68 miles9,915 ft
      680302,131
      Downhill Ski722291 miles254,770 ft260 miles10,541 ft
      263639,749
      Backcountry Ski60148 miles34,738 ft64 miles12,618 ft
      1533213,856
      Nordic Ski304255 miles24,419 ft104 miles9,003 ft
      2686614,124
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