13.1 miles
Distance
2,517 ft
Climb
-2,520 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Drop down from Echo Summit and skirt the mountainside on a delightful single track before a long ascent up the largely-unused South Upper Truckee Rd. Don't lose heart! This is the least fun part. Some gentle ascending remains on the Big Meadows TRT section (which does in fact pass through lovely, big meadows) before a fun downhill through Christmas Valley. You can add an out-and-back section to Dardanelles Lake if you're looking for a mid-run dip. Finish with the stick of the lollipop heading back up Hawley from whence you came.

No huge panoramas, but a scenic and enjoyable route nonetheless!

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Trail Running
  • Other Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Ridelogs
    3
More Stats for Hawley - Christmas Valley Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,510 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,387 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,388 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -47.7%
  • Grade min
    50.2%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    5,102 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Hawley Grade Trail
Sep 18, 2021 @ 6:42am
3 days
Closed per Forest Order 19-21-06 until the end of 2021 due to Caldor Fire cleanup
TRT/Upper Truckee Parking Connector
Aug 23, 2021 @ 6:31am
Aug 23, 2021
USFS lands closed due to fire danger until Sept 7 (Regional Order No. 21-04)
Christmas Valley Trail
Aug 14, 2021 @ 3:26pm
Aug 14, 2021
Large tree down across trail, blocking trail at 2.1 miles
Tahoe Rim Trail (Big Meadow)
Jul 26, 2021 @ 12:28pm
Jul 26, 2021
Great conditions. Dry but not too dusty.
Tahoe Rim Trail (Luther Stairs)
May 15, 2021 @ 12:42pm
May 15, 2021
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