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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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)
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  • State land
  • Indigenous
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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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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Lower Green Road
Nov 12, 2018 @ 11:27am
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Green/Orange Connector
Nov 12, 2018 @ 11:27am
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TRT: Painted Rock
Nov 12, 2018 @ 11:27am
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TRT: Fire and Ice
Nov 12, 2018 @ 11:27am
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TRT: Watson Traverse
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