1.3 miles
Distance
9 ft
Climb
-737 ft
Descent
00:09:41
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Donner Lake Rim (Drifter Hut Switchbacks) Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Donner Lake Rim Trail
    Truckee, California
  • Ref Number
    #15E75
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    under snow in winter
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #20900 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking

Very fun switchbacks accessible from Tahoe Donner routes. Smile and share the trail

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Donner Lake Rim Trail (Drifter Hut Switchbacks) mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -728 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,903 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,632 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,631 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,903 ft
  • Grade
    -10.313%
  • Grade max
    -23.864%
  • Grade min
    6.323%
  • Distance climb
    210 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    223 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:41
  • Avg reverse time
    00:25:48
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Status:
on Jun 5, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4 (4 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
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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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      Donner Lake Rim... Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jun 5, 2021 @ 1:30pm
      Jun 5, 2021
      Dry, without being dusty. Loose rocks
      May 15, 2021 @ 9:26am
      May 15, 2021
      Dry and clear to the hut
      May 15, 2021 @ 9:25am
      May 15, 2021
      May 15, 2021 @ 9:25am
      May 15, 2021
      Oct 5, 2020 @ 2:28pm
      Oct 5, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 8 rides
      • 22 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 65 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 517 rides
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      Photos

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      6 |
      Oct 5, 2020 @ 2:31pm
      Oct 5, 2020
      89 |
      Jul 10, 2019 @ 8:31am
      Jul 10, 2019
      69 |
      Jul 9, 2019 @ 10:49am
      Jul 9, 2019
      119 |
      Jul 1, 2019 @ 8:36am
      Jul 1, 2019

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      Videos

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