4 miles
Distance
144 ft
Climb
-2,030 ft
Descent
00:19:37
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Chimney Beach Trail

Chimney Beach Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Incline Village
    Incline Village, Nevada
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • 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
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 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
More Stats for Chimney Beach Trail bike 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
    00:19:37
  • Avg reverse time
    00:04:17
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Status:
on Jul 29, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.7 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • < 50%
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      Directions to chimney-beach-trail trailhead (39.156940, -119.900740)
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      Chimney Beach Trail Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jul 29, 2019 @ 10:16pm
      Jul 29, 2019
      Sandy at the bottom, tacky in the middle, dusty at the switchbacks and slightly sandy at the top. Not sure why it says black diamond; there's...
      Jul 7, 2019 @ 10:05am
      Jul 7, 2019
      Jun 25, 2019 @ 1:14pm
      Jun 25, 2019
      Mostly in good shape. 2 downed trees to crawl over, 3 snow patches are semi-rideable. Corners are already a little loose and sandy. Still a fun trip!
      Oct 14, 2018 @ 5:28am
      Oct 14, 2018
      Recent rains holding the sandy parts together well
      Jul 20, 2018 @ 11:03am
      Jul 20, 2018
      Tree down across the trail, just past bridge. Fortunately speed is kind of slow here, so not likely to take a rider out. If someone has a...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 12 rides
      • 22 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 66 rides
      • 23 miles avg distance
      All
      • 257 rides
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      Photos

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      Jun 26, 2017 @ 1:15pm
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      Jun 26, 2017 @ 1:13pm
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      Jun 26, 2017 @ 1:12pm
      Jun 26, 2017
      56 |
      Jun 26, 2017 @ 1:09pm
      Jun 26, 2017

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag 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
      flag jacojone (Jun 17, 2018 at 14:30)
       Not a black diamond.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Brownpowluvr (Oct 14, 2018 at 5:31)
       Official name is Marlette Creek trail.
      [Reply]

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