2 miles
Distance
661 ft
Climb
-79 ft
Descent
00:30:21
Avg time
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Alpine Peaks Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Alpine Meadows
    Tahoe City, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #49094 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    15 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This is a neighborhood connector trail that runs from the bottom of Scott Chair to the Page Meadows trail system. It is mostly a decommissioned logging road. Best ridden from top to bottom. The top 1/3 mile is steep, rocky and loose (unrideable uphill). Most of the trail (minus the top 1/3 mile) is fairly well maintained by people in the neighborhood as a multi-use trail and is an easy ride in either direction. There are a number of spurs that drop into the neighborhood street and cul-de-sacs.
This isn't a destination trail but something to keep in mind if you are in the neighborhood.
Note- finding the upper entrance can be tricky. It's right next to the lift maintenance bridge near the bottom of Scott Chair. Look for a faint trail on the southeast side of the bridge. Ski area maintenance obscured the entrance a bit. opens up quickly.

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More Stats for Alpine Peaks Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    582 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,883 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,465 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,883 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,465 ft
  • Grade
    5.85%
  • Grade max
    -14.691%
  • Grade min
    29.775%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1,761 ft
  • Distance flat
    137 ft
  • Avg time
    00:30:21
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Status:
on Aug 9, 2018
Dry
Avg: 1 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to alpine-peaks-trail trailhead (39.147361, -120.198026)
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Alpine Peaks Trail Trail Reports

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Aug 9, 2018 @ 1:08pm
Aug 9, 2018
Top 20% of this trail is excessively rocky - loose rocks, not fun.
Jul 24, 2018 @ 3:34pm
Jul 24, 2018
Super rocky / chunky. Would not recommend - better descent elsewhere!
Jul 20, 2018 @ 6:13pm
Jul 20, 2018
Large tree down across trail, blocking trail
Nov 17, 2017 @ 7:50am
Nov 17, 2017
Alpine has begun ski operations, the trail network is closed
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