19 miles
Distance
3,246 ft
Climb
-3,243 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

The Tahoe Rim Trail around Tahoe City has some of the best MTB riding in the area, and this loop gives you a great taste of North Tahoe riding. You will see panoramic vistas in all directions, great views of the lakes, and quite a bit of shade for warm days. The trail is 100% MTB suitable, but in the TRT style, it is not sanitized by any means. You will find flow and chunk sections, and overall most intermediate or better riders will be able to ride almost everything. The route is recommended for a counterclockwise direction, as the Glass Mountain section of the TRT rides better as a downhill.

Parking and ride start/stop can be at the Tahoe XC center as depicted, or in Tahoe City itself.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Tahoe City TRT Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    6,231 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,574 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,576 ft
  • Grade
    0.002%
  • Grade max
    -39.919%
  • Grade min
    34.804%
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Lower Green Road
Jun 20, 2018 @ 4:58pm
Jun 20, 2018
TRT: Cinder Cone
May 27, 2018 @ 2:13pm
May 27, 2018
Mud is very limited and easily avoided.
Lakeview Road
May 26, 2018 @ 2:29pm
May 26, 2018
Lower Green
Nov 17, 2017 @ 8:09am
Nov 17, 2017
Green/Orange Connector
Nov 17, 2017 @ 8:09am
Nov 17, 2017
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