21.5 miles
Distance
2,619 ft
Climb
-2,216 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point
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Great Trail Race Elite Course:

Run or Bike
The Elite course starts in Truckee and finishes at the Highlands Community Center (also known as Tahoe Cross Country) 925 Country Club Dr, Tahoe City, CA 96145.

It features technical segments on the Tahoe Rim Trail, Tevis Trail and Sawtooth Trail. The distance is approximately 21.55 miles or 34.7 kilometers and has approximately 3000′ of ascent.

Detailed Description
2021 Great Trail Race Elite Course is a 21 mile intermediate race route located near Truckee California. This mountain bike primary route can be used one direction. This route includes 15 trails. This route climbs 2,619 ft with a max elevation of 7,508 ft then descends -2,216 ft.
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12 Reviews & Comments

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johnnyXride (Jul 4, 2022 at 17:08)
The Stumpy Meadow Trail, also known as Stumpy DH, has officially been decommissioned. As such the tread has been broken up and mulched so that with time it may return to the surrounding hillside vegetation. Trees are also down across the old logging road route. It is no longer rideable, nor walkable, nor runnable. In short it’s closed; long live Stumpy Super G :-).
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windsurfsf (Sep 18, 2021 at 22:01)
Trail Woop-dee-doo
Really fun trail for all rider levels, probably 10 -15 rolls that you can get as much air as your have courage & suspension.
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roldog27 (Jul 14, 2021 at 18:26)
Trail Woop-dee-doo
Why is this a blue trail?? There's some light tech at the top entrance. Otherwise, it's more like green with jumps
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johnnyXride (Jun 2, 2021 at 8:58)
The old logging road is now being decommissioned and by mid June 2021, will no longer be a usable trail. The new single track re-route Stumpy Super G, is full open.
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johnnyXride (May 22, 2021 at 19:03)
The New stumpy super G Trail has been “soft“ opened as of two weeks ago. It’s fully rideable from top to bottom. Remaining work includes a rock reinforced berm turn, a rock right over feature, and a ride around to a log feature. The old D H Rd.
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NationalForestFoundation (May 22, 2020 at 12:22)
The National Forest Foundation, in partnership with the USDA Forest Service, is conducting a Forest Health & Fuels Reduction Project in the vicinity of the Sawtooth/Bald Mountain Trail. Operations are planned from 2020 – 2021, during Spring, Summer, and Fall seasons. During this time, there will be trail closures, heavy machinery, and tree-falling/flying debris in the area. Users should exercise caution, observe trail closures, and keep at least 300’ back from equipment. To avoid danger, alternate trails in the area are advised. The Big Chief Trail (4 miles down the 06 road) will remain open. More information on the project, trail closures and more may be found at: www.nationalforests.org/bigjackeast
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sailskisurf23 (May 17, 2020 at 21:35)
Rad jump line with plenty of options, mind the stumps ????
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sailskisurf23 (May 17, 2020 at 21:29)
Trail Woop-dee-doo
Fun little jumps! Some are a bit short and steep, ie flat landings, but a good time nonetheless
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Reign51 (Oct 26, 2019 at 21:41)
Trail Powerline
Nice singetrack climb to the TRT. Has intermittent tougher sections or step up style spots. Scattered rocks with one or two sections of 3 to 5 yards of sustained technical climbing.
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scottshapiro (Aug 28, 2019 at 21:10)
Lung burner going up! Trail is in decent shape.
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MisterDirtPaws (Aug 22, 2019 at 0:28)
This trail is being rebuilt by TAMBA volunteers. Less logging road, more singletrack. Will be rideable in both directions once re-routed. Flowy new generation singletrack! Lots of build days. Check the TAMBA FB page or TAMBA.org. Come volunteer!
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gasman1 (Sep 10, 2018 at 9:46)
Trail Powerline
fast, but not loose!
ripping.
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Details

  • Race Course
  • Race Date
    Saturday October 2, 2021 at 08:00am
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Direction
    One Direction
More Stats for 2021 Great Trail Race Elite Course mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    403 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,176 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,176 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,578 ft
  • Grade
    0.4%
  • Grade max
    -32.7%
  • Grade min
    47.3%
  • Distance climb
    11 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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