2.3 miles
Distance
172 ft
Climb
-475 ft
Descent
00:20:51
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Donkey Town Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

Donkey Town Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Coldstream Canyon
    Truckee, California
  • AKA
    Jackass
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (4 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, Fat
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    April - Nov
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Rock Face, Rock Garden, Skinny
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #434 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #888 in E-Biking
    • #31864 in Trail Running
    • #15045 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
    • 60 in Trail Running
    • 60 in Hiking
    • 100 in Horseback

Pretty fun rip.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Donkey Town Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -303 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,018 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,426 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,322 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,017 ft
  • Grade
    -2.5%
  • Grade max
    -20.9%
  • Grade min
    21.4%
  • Distance climb
    4,104 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    233 ft
  • Avg time
    00:20:51
  • Avg reverse time
    00:29:39
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Status:
on Jul 31, 2022
Very Dry
Avg: 4.9 (33 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Donkey Town Trail Trail Reports

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      Jul 31, 2022 @ 7:50am
      Jul 31, 2022
      Jul 9, 2022 @ 9:46am
      Jul 9, 2022
      Very dry, getting breaking bumps
      Jul 5, 2022 @ 9:12am
      Jul 5, 2022
      Jun 17, 2022 @ 5:59pm
      Jun 17, 2022
      Not sure what’s up with the new name, used to be called Jackass. But whatever the name, good flow and no issues.
      Jun 15, 2022 @ 5:04pm
      Jun 15, 2022
      All dry now
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 42 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,435 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 7,727 rides
      • Last: Aug 16, 2022

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      Oct 9, 2019 @ 10:22pm
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      Oct 9, 2019 @ 10:22pm
      Oct 9, 2019

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      18 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Pkimmi40 (Dec 2, 2021 at 13:02)
      Jackass Jerry is a super tourist trail so be aware of that when you decide to ride it. Way better trails in this area but, hey, if you’re lazy just keep continuing to do it and have fun with all the ebikers
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      chillcah (Sep 8, 2021 at 13:53)
      Is this trail in an area of forest that is currently closed?
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      TheAngryTomato TRAILFORKS (Sep 8, 2021 at 17:25)
      Yes, on the map under Layers there is a checkbox for Land Owners. Anything under USFS ownership is closed until the 17th.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Jadeeyes1113 (Jun 12, 2021 at 20:53)
      Great trail with a good climb up the road to make a loop. Fun berms and jumps.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      whateverbr0 (May 28, 2021 at 8:18)
      This has turned into a popular place for people to bring their dogs, ride with caution
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      ObeseMTBr (Apr 29, 2021 at 0:16)
      Absolute amazing trail. Hit it on a Wednesday and it was dead. The trail is in prime condition right now.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Wgholland98 (Apr 17, 2021 at 17:31)
      Fun for the whole family. Pleasant climb with some challenging rock sections to keep it honest. Great berms and rock features on the way down.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      headdab (Dec 3, 2020 at 23:54)
      In pretty good shape right now. not many areas where you have to ride in snow. i biked up it though, didn't take the road.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      ashort (Sep 23, 2020 at 21:19)
      Short climb followed by feature packed descent. Lots of fun rock rolls, berms, small doubles, etc.
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      johnnyXride (Jun 1, 2020 at 17:06)
      Jack ass has proven to be one of the, if not the most popular trails this spring. It has all the fun features that mountain bikers enjoy, plus it’s easy access and not overly strenuous. These factors unfortunately, I’ve led to an over abundance of use, with often times roadside parking being filled up beyond capacity. Go off hours, or better yet, enjoy one of the many other fun trails in the region!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      FindTheLineMTB (Oct 12, 2019 at 13:04)
      Fantastic trail, the ride to the top wasn't nearly as long as I thought and definitely short enough to do 2 laps. 1 water bottle is more than enough for this ride unless you're a heavy drinker.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Kalibreez (Aug 4, 2019 at 14:30)
      Fun! Lots of ride arounds if needed. A good mix of uphill with some fun downhill.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Yourhandsmyface (Jul 1, 2019 at 8:41)
      Super fun. Dry and the berms a little rutted, but a nice afternoon blast.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      JoeAtom (May 14, 2019 at 20:00)
      Till a bit of snow on the climb but we'll worth it!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      nomadreet (Sep 24, 2018 at 23:36)
      Such an amazing trail with tons of features!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      EmteeBeeer (Dec 29, 2017 at 22:33)
      Late snow this year in Truckee... has anyone ridden Jackass lately???
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      koolbi (Jul 3, 2017 at 23:46)
      Anyone know of trails similar to this one?
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Trahm (Jul 2, 2017 at 15:36)
      You
      [Reply]





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