14 miles
Distance
2,121 ft
Climb
-2,124 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

Climb Western States to the Tahoe Rim Trail and enjoy River and Lake views from Glass Mountain. Descend technical rocky terrain all the way to Tahoe City. Return to your car via the flat, paved Truckee River Bike Path to cool down for 3 miles back to your car.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • Hike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    8
More Stats for Glass Mountain/ Bike Path Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    6,156 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,170 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,167 ft
  • Grade
    -0.004%
  • Grade max
    -36.381%
  • Grade min
    48.168%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,080 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
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  • < 50%
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  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Trail transparency
      110 | 6 comments | 1 faves
      Summer's Not Over
      Summer's Not Over
      1:31 | 632 | comments: 3 | favs: 3
      Nov 1, 2012
      Riding the Western States trail in North Lake Tahoe. Shot on the GoPro HD HERO2. music: Apathy - "No Sad Tomorrow (Instrumental)"

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      statustraildateconditiondescription
      Western States Trail (Three Bridges)
      Aug 9, 2019 @ 6:46pm
      Aug 9, 2019
      S.S. Wallternate
      Aug 9, 2019 @ 6:46pm
      Aug 9, 2019
      Tahoe Rim Trail (Glass Mountain)
      Jul 8, 2019 @ 3:42pm
      Jul 8, 2019
      Tahoe Rim Trail (Cinder Cone)
      Jul 1, 2019 @ 11:02am
      Jul 1, 2019
      Truckee River Bike Path
      Nov 21, 2018 @ 4:26pm
      Nov 21, 2018
      Construction is done - snow coming soon, though.
      more reports »
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