26.2 miles
Distance
4,490 ft
Climb
-4,461 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

26-mile ride with almost 100% singletrack, two summits and amazing descents. Lots of tecnical singletrack climbing and finishing with steep, rocky, descents down Mr. Toad's wild ride.

Amazing scenery along the way, and great variety of singletrack from fast, above-treeline apline to steep, gnarly rock gardens to fast, flowy singletrack.

Plan on an all-day event. Expert-level skills and fitness required. Bail-out point down Armstrong Pass for a mellower but equally exciting descent.

Detailed Description
Cold Creek-Star Lake-Freel Peak-Mr. Toad's is a 26 mile popular extreme route located near South Lake Tahoe California. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 13 trails. This route climbs 4,490 ft with a max elevation of 9,718 ft then descends -4,461 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • AKA
    Freel to Toad's
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    7
More Stats for Cold Creek-Star Lake-Freel Peak-Mr. Toad's mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    4 hr 10 min
  • Altitude min
    6,283 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,354 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,385 ft
  • Grade max
    -76.7%
  • Grade min
    42.9%
  • Distance climb
    13 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Star Lake Trail
Jun 14, 2024 @ 9:09pm
Jun 14, 2024
Trail is clear other than one waterfall crossing.
Saxon Tie Road
Jun 14, 2024 @ 2:08am
Jun 14, 2024
Armstrong Pass Trail
Jun 1, 2024 @ 1:05pm
Jun 1, 2024
Downed tree about 1.5mi from the bottom/Armstrong Connector. A few very short, easily passable snow patches. Didn’t ride beyond 1.5mi.
Cold Creek Trail (Lower)
May 26, 2024 @ 11:58am
May 26, 2024
Cold Creek Trail (Upper)
May 26, 2024 @ 11:58am
May 26, 2024
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