3.9 miles
Distance
144 ft
Climb
-2,030 ft
Descent
00:21:01
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Chimney Beach Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

Chimney Beach Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Incline Village
    , Nevada
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (2 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May-November
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #1601 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking

The climb up from Marlette Lake trail is pretty tough, but relatively short. The decent to the upper Chimney Beach parking area is an amazing finish to what was likely a great ride with amazing views. Several high speed, low risk sections take you down the sandy open trail for some of the most fun downhills in the area. The final chute has a perfect natural double jump in it to give the extra bit of gnar to make you feel like a badass.

Highly advise starting from the Mt. Rose meadows and finishing with this trail. One of the best rides in all of tahoe. At almost 20 miles with almost everything tahoe has to offer.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Chimney Beach Trail bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,886 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,469 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,355 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,355 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,469 ft
  • Grade max
    -44.107%
  • Grade min
    22.008%
  • Distance climb
    1,947 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,558 ft
  • Avg time
    00:21:01
  • Avg reverse time
    01:04:56
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Status:
on Jun 6, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.7 (10 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Chimney Beach Trail Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jun 6, 2021 @ 9:42am
      Jun 6, 2021
      Jun 4, 2021 @ 4:52pm
      Jun 4, 2021
      Bit dry in places but overall in great shape right now.
      Jun 21, 2020 @ 8:13pm
      Jun 21, 2020
      First time on this trail. Very fun with some technical. Loved it
      May 25, 2020 @ 5:31pm
      May 25, 2020
      There are a few very small snow patches up high
      May 10, 2020 @ 2:12pm
      May 10, 2020
      Still large amounts of snow up high
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 8 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 54 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance
      All
      • 635 rides
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      Photos

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      Jun 26, 2017 @ 1:15pm
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      Jun 26, 2017 @ 1:12pm
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      93 |
      Jun 26, 2017 @ 1:09pm
      Jun 26, 2017

      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      WesPeebles (Oct 17, 2017 at 13:56)
       Great long DH trail. Hardly any technical sections, mostly flowy high speed stuff. Trail is frequented by hikers.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      jacojone (Jun 17, 2018 at 14:30)
       Not a black diamond.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Brownpowluvr (Oct 14, 2018 at 5:31)
       Official name is Marlette Creek trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Spunk88 (Jul 3, 2020 at 20:40)
       This trail is a great way to finish a north to south flume ride; Incline Flume to Marlette Flume then a couple mile slog up North Canyon Road to the start. Really great trail with some steep but fairly easy switchbacks and flowy turns. Sandy in places but that's Tahoe.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Jadeeyes1113 (Nov 1, 2020 at 15:02)
       Fun downhill. Not overly technical with some fun features. Definitely gives the brakes a workout towards the end.
      [Reply]

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