1 miles
Distance
229 ft
Climb
-178 ft
Descent
00:22:47
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Donner Lake Rim (Castle Valley) Trail

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Donner Lake Rim Trail
    Truckee, California
  • Ref Number
    #15E75
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #31302 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback

Expert trail riders playground. Lots of technical granite sections that are difficult to clear, but not dangerous or exposed.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Donner Lake Rim Trail (Castle Valley) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    51 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,431 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,505 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,454 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,505 ft
  • Grade
    0.661%
  • Grade max
    -32.024%
  • Grade min
    22.457%
  • Distance climb
    3,753 ft
  • Distance down
    2,969 ft
  • Distance flat
    970 ft
  • Avg time
    00:22:47
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Status:
on Jul 31, 2019
Very Dry
Avg: 4.15 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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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
  • 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
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Donner Lake Rim... Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jul 31, 2019 @ 1:38pm
      Jul 31, 2019
      Totally clear and very dry
      Jul 13, 2019 @ 10:08pm
      Jul 13, 2019
      Patches of snow (in mid-July!) but rideable. Tricky to find the trail after some of the big snow sections. Worth it tho.
      Jun 26, 2018 @ 3:57pm
      Jun 26, 2018
      Excellent condition
      Oct 9, 2017 @ 1:12pm
      Oct 9, 2017
      Rode this out and back between the junction of Wendin trail to the Castle peak fire road (then connected to hole-in-the-ground trail). Conditions...
      Aug 6, 2017 @ 10:05am
      Aug 6, 2017
      All clear, perfect!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 6 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 56 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
      All
      • 109 rides
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      Photos

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      54 |
      Jun 21, 2017 @ 4:37pm
      Jun 21, 2017
      123 |
      Aug 2, 2016 @ 12:26am
      Aug 2, 2016
      173 |
      Aug 2, 2016 @ 12:26am
      Aug 2, 2016

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Donner Lake Rim Trail
      8 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag WillieB (Aug 18, 2019 at 8:13)
       Fun section of rolling tech trail!
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