19 miles
Distance
4,477 ft
Climb
-4,477 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Tunnel Creek is a grueling climb but riders are awarded with awesome views on the TRT and Marlette Flume trails.

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1 Review & Comments

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flag tqconboy (Jul 10, 2019 at 7:05)
 I rode this yesterday and my cycling computer showed the total at about 3,000 feet.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ridelogs
    10
More Stats for Tahoe East Shore Tunnel Creek, TRT, Marlette Flume Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    6,375 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,378 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,378 ft
  • Grade max
    -44.664%
  • Grade min
    49.623%
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      statustraildateconditiondescription
      Flume Trail Road
      Sep 28, 2019 @ 11:37am
      Sep 28, 2019
      Marlette Flume Trail
      Sep 28, 2019 @ 11:37am
      Sep 28, 2019
      TRT: Marlette Peak
      Aug 28, 2019 @ 12:04pm
      Aug 28, 2019
      TRT: Tunnel Creek Rd. to Marlette Rd.
      Aug 28, 2019 @ 12:04pm
      Aug 28, 2019
      North Canyon Road
      Jun 19, 2019 @ 1:13pm
      Jun 19, 2019
      Clear to the flume and just a few patches of snow if you’re heading to sunflower.
      more reports »
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