7.4 miles
Distance
1,337 ft
Climb
-1,333 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

Loop starting from the Bottom of Lower Angora Ridge trail. The trail connects to Tahoe Mountain via a short road section. Follow map. At top of Valley View Connector look for views of Lake Tahoe. Then descend on Valley View. After that sweet decent you'll climb up to the top of Angora Ridge. Turn left on Angora Ridge Road to the fire lookout for views of Fallen Leaf Lake (optional). Then ride the spine of the ridge on a rocky fun downhill to your parking. More downhill fun than work of going up but enough uphill to give you a good workout. You can design lots of variations of these trails for larger or smaller loops around Angora and Tahoe Mountain.

Detailed Description
Tahoe Mountain / Angora Ridge Loop is a 7 mile popular intermediate route located near South Lake Tahoe California. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 20 trails. This route climbs 1,337 ft with a max elevation of 7,280 ft then descends -1,333 ft.
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29 Reviews & Comments

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BrunoPelech (Jul 28, 2022 at 15:42)
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BrunoPelech (Jul 28, 2022 at 15:42)
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alex94945 (May 4, 2022 at 9:29)
2 on-foot-passable patches of snow up top and 2 downed trees ~0.25-0.5 mile down the trail from the top.
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tambadrew (May 3, 2022 at 11:10)
Patches of snow
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tambadrew (Mar 24, 2022 at 10:32)
Still big snowy sections on the trail. Melting rapidly.
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tambadrew (Mar 24, 2022 at 10:32)
Still big snowy sections on the trail. Melting rapidly.
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chrismcnamara TAMBA (Feb 15, 2022 at 14:39)
Great short film about the creation of this trail after the Angora Fire - vimeo.com/241252093
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kev-bike (Jul 19, 2021 at 17:07)
Fun flowy trail in both directions. I did as an OAB. Large downed tree at the halfway point that requires a dismount.
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kev-bike (Jul 22, 2021 at 16:04)
10/10 customer service. Went out and rode this same route and the downed tree was gone 3 days later. Thank you trail team!
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winkeyless (May 30, 2021 at 21:35)
Awesome fun rocky trail down or up. Nothing too steep. Epic lake(s) view!
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choo (Mar 23, 2021 at 22:13)
Couple snowy sections, but mostly dirt and easy riding. The top was wind blown and snowy
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choo (Mar 23, 2021 at 22:13)
Couple snowy sections, but mostly dirt and easy riding. The top was wind blown and snowy
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SlideReady (Jan 14, 2021 at 19:30)
Steeper and more fun descent than coming down Tahoe Mtn S
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SlideReady (Jan 14, 2021 at 19:30)
Steeper and more fun descent than coming down Tahoe Mtn S
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wildmeff (Sep 22, 2020 at 20:00)
This was an unexpected GREAT ride. However I descended Tahoe Mountain instead of Valley View (but climbed up the bottom of VV briefly to do the two log rides), and also did the Out and back To Angora parking lot. Perfect post work sunset ride, amazing views. 11 mi / 1,438’
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hankj (Aug 7, 2020 at 7:36)
Rocky means rocky! This trail is a relentless rock garden nearly the whole way down. Not huge rocks - you'll only use half of your travel - but your suspension will never sit still!
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astopeck12 (Jul 29, 2020 at 20:19)
The climb seemed a lot longer than 600 vertical feet. All rideable and smooth. It looked like it would ride well as a downhill
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astopeck12 (Jul 29, 2020 at 20:19)
The climb seemed a lot longer than 600 vertical feet. All rideable and smooth. It looked like it would ride well as a downhill
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astopeck12 (Jul 29, 2020 at 20:10)
Big views. Fast decent , fun switchbacks but not technically demanding. A bit too rocky (small rocks)for a smooth and flowy decent. Good but not great.
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marsound (Jul 3, 2020 at 21:23)
Fun trail, great views. Blackish-Blue going uphill at some places.
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ModifyYourMind (Jun 11, 2020 at 18:53)
Great trail! This is one for the books for sure- it gets steep at times, but overall just a sustained climb with many switchbacks. As described it is quite exposed and very loose gravel
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ModifyYourMind (Jun 11, 2020 at 18:53)
Great trail! This is one for the books for sure- it gets steep at times, but overall just a sustained climb with many switchbacks. As described it is quite exposed and very loose gravel
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Thecampulance (Jun 25, 2019 at 18:59)
Beautiful climb up for a huge pay off!
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Thecampulance (Jun 25, 2019 at 18:59)
Beautiful climb up for a huge pay off!
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bl858 (Jun 7, 2019 at 20:10)
It's okay as an uphill, just some steep sections. Nothing too technical.
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bl858 (Jun 7, 2019 at 20:10)
It's okay as an uphill, just some steep sections. Nothing too technical.
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bl858 (Jun 7, 2019 at 20:03)
This might be the most fun trail I've ever ridden uphill.
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Risedesigns (Jun 10, 2018 at 22:57)
Good to go
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Risedesigns (Jun 10, 2018 at 22:57)
Good to go
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  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Ridelogs
    2
More Stats for Tahoe Mountain / Angora Ridge Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    4 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,447 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,675 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,680 ft
  • Grade max
    -37.4%
  • Grade min
    31.2%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,339 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Lower Angora Ridge Trail
Aug 7, 2022 @ 9:56am
Aug 7, 2022
Tahoe Mountain Trail (North Section)
Jun 24, 2022 @ 11:28am
Jun 24, 2022
Tahoe Mountain Trail (South Section)
May 31, 2022 @ 9:08pm
May 31, 2022
Climbed this trail after work on Tuesday and had about 4-5 small groups pass us from the opposite direction. Trail rides nice. The climb is more like a green/blue rating and going down the trail is on the easier side.
Mule Deer Connector Trail
May 31, 2022 @ 8:24pm
May 31, 2022
Dry soil but no skidding with AM bike. Lots of fun switchbacks one after another. The was a handful of people descending this trail after work on a Tuesday, so I was surprised to see a couple small groups of hikers. So, keep an eye out for them.
Angora Ridge Road (1214)
May 4, 2022 @ 10:40am
May 4, 2022
One 12-foot spot with snow still, clear otherwise
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