4 miles
Distance
1,522 ft
Climb
-313 ft
Descent
00:59:06
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of High Meadows Road Trail

High Meadows Road Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    South Lake Tahoe
    , California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    May-November
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 45 in Hiking

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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for High Meadows Road mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,209 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,546 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,851 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,546 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,755 ft
  • Grade
    6.296%
  • Grade max
    -27.567%
  • Grade min
    45.746%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    5,101 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,332 ft
  • Avg time
    00:59:06
  • Avg reverse time
    00:58:56
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Status:
on May 31, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4.65 (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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  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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
      Directions to high-meadows-road trailhead (38.897960, -119.957650)
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      High Meadows Road Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      May 31, 2020 @ 1:24pm
      May 31, 2020
      Apr 30, 2020 @ 6:04pm
      Apr 30, 2020
      Some patches of snow approaching high meadows
      Feb 4, 2020 @ 12:56pm
      Feb 4, 2020
      reporter
      Feb 4, 2020 @ 12:46pm
      Feb 4, 2020
      reporter
      Feb 4, 2020 @ 12:40pm
      Feb 4, 2020
      reporter
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 60 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 46 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      7 |
      Jul 27, 2020 @ 12:51pm
      Jul 27, 2020
      12 |
      Jul 14, 2020 @ 9:03pm
      Jul 14, 2020
      7 |
      Jul 14, 2020 @ 9:03pm
      Jul 14, 2020
      22 |
      Sep 6, 2019 @ 3:30pm
      Sep 6, 2019

      Routes with this trail

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      Iron Butterfly
      20 miles
      Cold Creek-Star Lake-Feel Peak-Mr. Toad's
      26 miles
      Power line to Star Lake
      10 miles
      Spooner to Star Lake and Cold Creek ????????
      34 miles

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