3.9 miles
Distance
42 ft
Climb
-1,906 ft
Descent
00:21:10
Avg time
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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
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May-November
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #4587 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #16275 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 70 in Trail Running
    • 85 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
    -1,865 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,482 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,347 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,347 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,483 ft
  • Grade
    -9.1%
  • Grade max
    -39.8%
  • Grade min
    13.8%
  • Distance climb
    1,368 ft
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    577 ft
  • Avg time
    00:21:10
  • Avg reverse time
    01:15:36
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on Jun 6, 2022
Dry
Avg: 4.75 (11 votes)
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  • Icy
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      Chimney Beach Trail Trail Reports

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      Jun 6, 2022 @ 7:05pm
      Jun 6, 2022
      Amazing conditions, no fallen trees or anything
      Dec 1, 2021 @ 4:19pm
      Dec 1, 2021
      If you are into ice and hike a bike this ride is for you.
      Nov 23, 2021 @ 11:55am
      Nov 23, 2021
      HARD PACKED SNOW AND ICE UP TOP FOR ABOUT 1/4 MILE..ISH! BELOW THAT IS PEFECT.
      Nov 23, 2021 @ 11:53am
      Nov 23, 2021
      HARD PACKED SNOW AND ICE UP TOP FOR ABOUT 1/4 MILE..ISH!
      Jun 6, 2021 @ 9:42am
      Jun 6, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 7 rides
      • 27 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 35 rides
      • 24 miles avg distance
      All
      • 866 rides
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      7 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]
      • + 1
      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]
      • + 1
      cjdaking1969 (Aug 10, 2021 at 23:00)
       This is labeled the Marlette Creek Trail. Lots of signage from the main road to get you here, but don't look for a Chimney Beach sign
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Boborado (Nov 28, 2021 at 16:18)
       Little bit of snow near the top but incredible last 2/3rds. Some small icy spots but nothing major. Saw a wolf. One of my favorite rides in Tahoe.
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