3.6 miles
Distance
1,400 ft
Climb
-193 ft
Descent
00:55:41
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of High Meadows Road Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

High Meadows Road Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Powerline
    South Lake Tahoe, California
  • Ref Number
    12N21
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Adaptive MTB, Gravel
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    May-November
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 10 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Manager
    USFS Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit

This forest access road is usually used by riders who want access to the Star Lake Trail without the bother of the technical uphill of Upper Cold Creek Trail. However, this road is very steep in many sections and generally an unpleasant ride.

Riding down this road is highly discouraged because the combination of the gravel surface, water bars, and steep incline makes it easy to lose control.

Access Info

From the end of High Meadow Road continue on the forest access road to High Meadow.

Adaptive Bike Info
aMTB 1 Rating: No obstacles exist. Wide enough. Can be ridden confidently solo.

road climb up to a meadow, with steep sections.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for High Meadows Road bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    1,208 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,545 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,848 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,545 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,753 ft
  • Grade
    6.3%
  • Grade max
    -13%
  • Grade min
    66.1%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    5,220 ft
  • Distance flat
    732 ft
  • Avg time
    00:55:41
  • Avg reverse time
    00:34:12
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Status:
on Jul 10, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.65 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      High Meadows Road Trail Reports

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      Jul 10, 2021 @ 7:47am
      Jul 10, 2021
      May 1, 2021 @ 10:48am
      May 1, 2021
      Couple snowy patches, especially east of Star Lake trailhead, but almost clear.
      Nov 14, 2020 @ 4:31pm
      Nov 14, 2020
      May 31, 2020 @ 1:24pm
      May 31, 2020
      Apr 30, 2020 @ 6:04pm
      Apr 30, 2020
      Some patches of snow approaching high meadows
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 5 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 30 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 188 rides
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      Aug 1, 2021 @ 10:16pm
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      Jul 27, 2020 @ 12:51pm
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      Jul 14, 2020 @ 9:03pm
      Jul 14, 2020
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      Jul 14, 2020 @ 9:03pm
      Jul 14, 2020

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      Kvaughan12 (Jul 22, 2021 at 14:17)
       Unpleasant is the perfect word for this road
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