3 miles
295 ft
-1,328 ft
Avg time
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Deer Creek Details

  • Riding area
    Mount Watson
    Tahoe City, California
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
  • Global Ranking

This long, smooth downhill singletrack runs alongside Deer Creek. The ride is unexposed with the trail hugging the hillside for the most part, with moderately technical terrain and one bridged Creek crossing.

Access Info

The Deer Creek trailhead is accessed from the Tevis trail, which can be accessed via numerous different routes in the nearby vicinity.


The trail ends in a private property with posted no trespassing signs, so continue past the residences and over the bridge where the gated open automatically onto Highway 89 at Olympic Valley.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Deer Creek mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,034 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,082 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,120 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,120 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,085 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3,075 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,838 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Jul 21, 2018
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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to deer-creek trailhead (39.232100, -120.157390)
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Deer Creek Trail Reports

Jul 21, 2018 @ 8:57am
Jul 21, 2018
Jul 15, 2018 @ 10:05am
Jul 15, 2018
Very loose, past its prime this season.
Jun 25, 2018 @ 12:33pm
Jun 25, 2018
A couple of small sections have eroded into the creek. one big tree has uprooted and taken the trail with it! Needs some trail maintenance to...
Nov 17, 2017 @ 8:09am
Nov 17, 2017
Jul 13, 2017 @ 1:31am
Jul 13, 2017
The trail is clear of downed trees but the runoff from this past winter has turned numerous sections of it into deep troughs filled with small...
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Routes with this trail

Painted Rock-OTB-Deer Creek
13 miles
Tahoe City 2Up
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1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag gasman1 (Jun 25, 2018 at 19:25)
 couple of washed out sections and a fallen trees' roots pushed up, could do with some work to keep the flow going.

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