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
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  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
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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 Nov 17, 2017
Snow Covered
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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  • Very Dry
Directions to deer-creek trailhead (39.232100, -120.157390)
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Deer Creek Trail Reports

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...
Mar 22, 2017 @ 9:07am
Mar 22, 2017
reporter Covered in snow
Mar 15, 2017 @ 10:55am
Mar 15, 2017
reporter Covered in snow
Aug 13, 2016 @ 9:35pm
Aug 13, 2016
As of mid August 2016 there are several warning signs posted at the beginning of the trail informing the rider that there is no exit at the bottom...
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Tahoe City 2Up
29 miles

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