1 miles
Distance
22 ft
Climb
-326 ft
Descent
00:08:57
Avg time

Dirk's Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mount Watson
    Tahoe City, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm
  • Global Ranking
    #58401 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #291 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking

Windy singletrack connecting Carnelian Bay to the Watson Creek/Cedar Flat area. This trail runs almost entirely through private property with permissive access to non-motorized vehicles, so please be respectful and stick to the trail.

Access Info

From Carnelian Bay, ride up Olive St. continuing through the gravel section until the road tees off, then take a right onto trail signed with "no unauthorized motorized vehicles"

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Dirk's mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -303 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,344 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,667 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,647 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,345 ft
  • Grade
    -4.9%
  • Grade max
    -32.3%
  • Grade min
    6.1%
  • Distance climb
    840 ft
  • Distance down
    4,534 ft
  • Distance flat
    820 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:57
  • Avg reverse time
    00:14:46
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Status:
on Sep 3, 2020
Very Dry
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
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Max Vehicle Width
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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
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to dirk-s trailhead (39.221900, -120.097580)
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      Dirk's Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 3, 2020 @ 11:33pm
      Sep 3, 2020
      First time on this trail while visiting the area. Came across a sign on the tree at 39.2220306N, 120.0958043W. Sign says, "Right to pass by...
      Jun 3, 2020 @ 6:04pm
      Jun 3, 2020
      Feb 4, 2020 @ 1:03pm
      Feb 4, 2020
      Feb 4, 2020 @ 1:00pm
      Feb 4, 2020
      reporter
      Feb 4, 2020 @ 12:56pm
      Feb 4, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 82 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 142 rides
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      Photos

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      5 |
      Sep 3, 2020 @ 11:34pm
      Sep 3, 2020
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      Sep 3, 2020 @ 11:32pm
      Sep 3, 2020
      2 |
      Sep 3, 2020 @ 11:31pm
      Sep 3, 2020

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Lorena's TCXC to Carnelian Bay
      11 miles

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Ireland2 (Aug 16, 2020 at 12:51)
       Trail closed half way up due forest service work. Trail not rideable.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag TheAngryTomato TRAILFORKS (Aug 16, 2020 at 20:18)
       Please use trail reports rather than the comments to report trail conditions (add/edit tab -> add trail report)
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag dustybrown (Sep 4, 2020 at 15:15)
       I love this network of trails. If you're lucky you'll run into Dirk (the trail builder) spinning around like some kind of forest sprite.
      [Reply]

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