14 miles
Distance
2,193 ft
Climb
-2,196 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
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    2
More Stats for Glass Mountain 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
    4,154 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
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  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Trail transparency
      Summer's Not Over
      Summer's Not Over
      1:31 | 568 | 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

      traildateconditiondescription
      Truckee River Bike Path
      Nov 21, 2018 @ 4:26pm
      Nov 21, 2018
      Construction is done - snow coming soon, though.
      TRT: Cinder Cone
      Nov 12, 2018 @ 11:27am
      Nov 12, 2018
      TRT: Glass Mountain
      Nov 5, 2018 @ 10:17am
      Nov 5, 2018
      There is a tree down going down Glass Mtn into Tahoe City, requires portage of bike.
      WST: Three Bridges
      Aug 25, 2018 @ 7:16am
      Aug 25, 2018
      S.S. Wallternate
      Aug 25, 2018 @ 7:16am
      Aug 25, 2018
      more reports »
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