20 miles
Distance
4,355 ft
Climb
-5,106 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Start your ride at the Tahoe Rim Trail trailhead at Spooner Summit. Shuttles are available from several companies in South Lake Tahoe. Bathrooms at the trailhead.

Continue south on the Tahoe Rim Trail until you hit Van Sickle, then descend Van Sickle.

There are a couple creek crossings along the trail where you can filter water and refill, but that water always depends on seasonal snowfall, so use caution.

Local Trail Association
Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association (www.tamba.org)
Please consider joining or donating to the local riding association to support trail development & maintenance.

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Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    12
More Stats for Spooner to Stateline mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -751 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,400 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,152 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,400 ft
  • Grade
    -0.707%
  • Grade max
    -39.302%
  • Grade min
    37.631%
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
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
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      statustraildateconditiondescription
      TRT: Kingsbury to Spooner
      Sep 5, 2018 @ 6:21am
      Sep 5, 2018
      Rode between the north and south Daggett Loop intersections. Dry and sandy conditions, but in good shape. No other traffic encounter, very quiet.
      Van Sickle Trail
      Sep 4, 2018 @ 9:49am
      Sep 4, 2018
      Sandy/Dusty. Very isolated, only one other rider and 4 friendly hikers.
      TRT: Kingsbury Grade to the Buchanan Road Access Trai
      Sep 4, 2018 @ 9:49am
      Sep 4, 2018
      Sandy/Dusty. Very isolated. Didn't encounter any other riders or hikers.
      Buchanan Road Access Trail
      May 15, 2018 @ 9:57pm
      May 15, 2018
      Clear
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