3 miles
Distance
295 ft
Climb
-1,328 ft
Descent
00:21:43
Avg time
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Deer Creek Details

  • Riding Area
    Mount Watson
    Tahoe City, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May-November
  • Global Ranking
    #54401 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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.

Disclaimer

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 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
    -54.648%
  • Grade min
    56.094%
  • Distance climb
    3,075 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,838 ft
  • Avg time
    00:21:43
  • Avg reverse time
    00:55:55
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Status:
on Jul 21, 2018
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • 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 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
  • Other Other
Directions to deer-creek trailhead (39.232100, -120.157390)
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Deer Creek Trail Reports

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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

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Painted Rock-OTB-Deer Creek
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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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