4,209 ft
Distance
7 ft
Climb
-855 ft
Descent
00:16:00
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Church Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

Church Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Hike
    • Mountain Bike
    • Horse
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Angora Ridge
    Meyers, California
  • Ref Number
    #17E37
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #21088 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #24944 in Trail Running
    • #11110 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 35 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Owner
    USFS Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit

Steep and technical alpine-style trail dropping from Angora Lakes trailhead down to Fallen Leaf. Upper half is mostly rideable by a skilled rider, while the lower portion can be ridden clean by very few. Odds are better for you if you have solid trials technique. Mandatory hike-a-bike uphill.

Access Info

Begins between the upper and lower Angora Lakes parking lot and ends at the Fallen Leaf Chapel adjacent to the Fallen Leaf Fire House.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Church Trail hike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -848 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,408 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,256 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,256 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,407 ft
  • Grade
    -20.1%
  • Grade max
    -47.6%
  • Grade min
    12.4%
  • Distance climb
    69 ft
  • Distance down
    4,098 ft
  • Distance flat
    43 ft
  • Avg time
    00:16:00
  • Avg reverse time
    00:32:30
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on Aug 2, 2021
Dry
Avg: 5 (2 votes)
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  • Wet
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  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Church Trail Trail Reports

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      Aug 2, 2021 @ 1:50pm
      Aug 2, 2021
      May 4, 2021 @ 3:06pm
      May 4, 2021
      Top section is still pretty snowy
      Aug 16, 2020 @ 8:17pm
      Aug 16, 2020
      Trail's as good as it ever is: gnarly, super-steep, technical, and rocky, all the way down!
      Feb 4, 2020 @ 12:56pm
      Feb 4, 2020
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      Feb 4, 2020 @ 12:46pm
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      6 Months
      • 3 rides
      • 22 miles avg distance
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      • 32 rides
      • Last: Jun 29, 2024

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