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.

Local Trail Association
Please consider joining or donating to the local riding association to support trail development & maintenance.
donate to earn trail karma!

Comments


Post a Comment



You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login

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)
close
Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
Summer's Not Over
Summer's Not Over
1:31 | 564 | 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
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
Truckee River Bike Path
Aug 21, 2018 @ 11:36am
Aug 21, 2018
Trail is closed for reconstruction between Tahoe City and Alpine Meadows Road. Only option is to ride on the highway, or work Deer Park or Glass Mountain into your ride. reporter
more reports »
  • flag
  • login to download gpx or kml files.