1 miles
Distance
9 ft
Climb
-737 ft
Descent
00:11:07
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Donner Lake Rim (Drifter Hut Switchbacks) Trail

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
    • 95 in Hiking

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

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Donner Lake Rim Trail (Drifter Hut Switchbacks) mountain bike 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 miles
  • Distance flat
    223 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:07
  • Avg reverse time
    00:28:32
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Status:
on Jul 11, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4 (3 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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  • < 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
  • 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
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      Donner Lake Rim... Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jul 11, 2020 @ 8:25pm
      Jul 11, 2020
      Dusty, dry, and loose
      Jul 5, 2020 @ 12:33pm
      Jul 5, 2020
      May 11, 2020 @ 6:10pm
      May 11, 2020
      1 large tree down.
      May 6, 2020 @ 4:19pm
      May 6, 2020
      Still some snowy patches that you've got to hike through, but some hardworking soul shoveled out the five or so big snow patches that are closest...
      May 3, 2020 @ 3:48pm
      May 3, 2020
      Lots of long patches of snow... More snow than trail. Clear once it hits wendin.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 8 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 143 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 128 rides
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      Photos

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      61 |
      Jul 10, 2019 @ 8:31am
      Jul 10, 2019
      51 |
      Jul 9, 2019 @ 10:49am
      Jul 9, 2019
      89 |
      Jul 1, 2019 @ 8:36am
      Jul 1, 2019

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      Videos

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      Full DLRT with Socal EWS Crew 2019 | Truckee, CA
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