7 miles
Distance
2,230 ft
Climb
-567 ft
Descent
02:21:12
Avg time
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Hidden Lake Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Kirkwood
    , California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #96027 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking

If you are into slow, technical, climbing this is the trail for you. It is a slug fest the whole way. Challenging terrain that will take some trials skills to navigate. Although the distance isn't very long expect this trail to take around 1 hour to climb. You will pass a few alpine lakes on the way. Once at the top, you can follow the jeep trail to the top of the Horse Canyon DH trail. There is almost no traffic once you get past the first lake. Or turn around and come back down the way you came or back down another trail into Plasse Resort.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Hidden Lake Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    1,663 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,295 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,958 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,295 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,958 ft
  • Grade
    4.272%
  • Grade max
    -23.819%
  • Grade min
    36.418%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,715 ft
  • Avg time
    02:21:12
  • Avg reverse time
    01:35:51
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Status:
on Oct 18, 2020
Very Dry
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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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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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Hidden Lake Trail Trail Reports

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      Oct 18, 2020 @ 7:19am
      Oct 18, 2020
      Oct 6, 2019 @ 10:39am
      Oct 6, 2019
      Snow in upper sections but still able to follow trail and ride through most sections.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 1 rides
      • 28 miles avg distance
      All
      • 5 rides
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      Oct 6, 2019 @ 8:57pm
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      Oct 6, 2019 @ 8:56pm
      Oct 6, 2019

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      whoisadam (Nov 5, 2018 at 12:38)
       This trail has 2 personalities the beginning 2 miles are black or double black hard and the rest maybe a blue. The 1st part at the beginning has some technical rock gardens that are manageable but then the difficulty really steps up and you hike your bike pretty much until the 1st lake with some riding in between. Trail is a bit hard to follow around the lake, then it gets more distinct and the riding becomes easier. Then later on the trail becomes a fireroad. Not the most fun trail to bike up. Would be fun to try to come down it, would be hard. I think riding down that last bit of this trail would be harder than Hay Flat DH which is rated a double black. We did this as a big loop, up Hidden Lake connected to a fireraod then Upper Horse Canyon to Thunder Mtn DH. Not a fan of this loop, lots of climbing and not enough reward. I found Upper Horse Canyon not that much fun as a whole, much prefer the upper part of Thunder Mtn DH.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Sixin16 Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Aug 2, 2020 at 8:32)
       Agree with above. This trail isn’t maintained well or really worth the effort nor is the trail above it. Chunky, rocky XC. Not fast enough to be fun downhill and too much BS to be fun uphill only to hit a fire road. Thunder loop and some trails in Kirkwood are much better.
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