4,708 ft
Distance
303 ft
Climb
00:08:24
Avg time

El Burro Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Donkey Town
    Truckee, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Jump, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #2565 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #1555 in E-Biking
    • #48288 in Trail Running
    • #12664 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
    • 45 in Trail Running
    • 75 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    USFS

More of a quick, straight shot than Donkey Town Trail with a couple technical sections throughout.

While uphill traffic is allowed, this is primarily a downhill "feature" trail and climbing is strongly discouraged - local ethic is to climb the adjacent fire road.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for El Burro Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    303 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,012 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,315 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,012 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,316 ft
  • Grade
    6.4%
  • Grade max
    0.6%
  • Grade min
    18.9%
  • Distance climb
    4,606 ft
  • Distance flat
    98 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:24
  • Avg reverse time
    00:04:33
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Status:
on Aug 20, 2023
Ideal
Avg: 4.65 (11 votes)
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      El Burro Trail Trail Reports

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      Aug 20, 2023 @ 7:05am
      Aug 20, 2023
      Fast and fun
      Jun 8, 2023 @ 10:14am
      Jun 8, 2023
      May 24, 2023 @ 7:53pm
      May 24, 2023
      It's good. Please climb on the road, this is not a good climbing trail.
      May 23, 2023 @ 10:52am
      May 23, 2023
      Good to go.
      Aug 21, 2022 @ 12:05pm
      Aug 21, 2022
      I know these trials need to be two ways to receive FS funding etc. but it would be really nice to share the stoke about climbing the fire road. ...
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      6 Months
      • 105 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
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      • 4,132 rides
      • Last: Dec 29, 2023

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