8 miles
Distance
1,391 ft
Climb
-1,765 ft
Descent
02:31:26
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Hole in the Ground (14E25) Trail

Details

  • Riding Area
    Donner Summit
    Truckee, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    July - November
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #1580

The rides begins with a pretty big climb which provides some great views of Castle Peak, you'll have the opportunity to go up to Andesite Peak as well for some added climbing. From the top of the first and longest climb in the beginning its game on for the rest of the ride, which is a mixture of rocky, rooty, and granite slab single track. There are a few jumps and fun granite rock wall rides etc to be had along the way! You'll ride through some high sierra foliage and fauna, and work you way in a loop back toward highway 80. The middle of the ride is shaded and at high elevation and tends to hold snow late into the year...
There are some technical ascents that are tough to clear and the ride is at elevation so for the Granite Bay guys, get ready to open your lungs. Be sure to stop lake side at Lower Lola Montez Lake for a quick dip near the end of the ride.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Hole in the Ground (14E25) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -375 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,132 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,064 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,520 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,146 ft
  • Grade
    -0.893%
  • Grade max
    -39.979%
  • Grade min
    28.808%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,185 ft
  • Avg time
    02:31:26
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Status:
on Oct 9, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.65 (9 votes)

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Trail Style
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Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to hole-in-the-ground-14e25 trailhead (39.350710, -120.359400)
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Hole in the... Trail Reports

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Oct 9, 2018 @ 6:11pm
Oct 9, 2018
Rains have packed things in nicely
Sep 8, 2018 @ 10:03am
Sep 8, 2018
Typical late summer dry and loose conditions
Jul 14, 2018 @ 10:53am
Jul 14, 2018
Couple trees. One up to andesite and maybe two more out further with some sketchy ride arounds.
Jun 23, 2018 @ 3:18pm
Jun 23, 2018
A few patches of snow and a few trees across the trail but very doable. Trail in great shape for the most part.
Jun 10, 2018 @ 6:18pm
Jun 10, 2018
Not rideable. Easy to get lost due to lots of snow on trail. Wait at least 2-3 more weeks. Trail up to ridge is not bad but has a couple trees...
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5 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag CaMtb06 (Sep 10, 2017 at 16:01)
 Awesome trail.
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  • + 0
flag lisamansell (Oct 26, 2017 at 9:10)
 Awesome trail with lots of variety of terrain. We parked at the start and the ride back along the road and then bunny hill drive was not fun so consider taking two cars!
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  • + 0
flag OlekCzyz (Sep 29, 2018 at 0:28)
 This trail took us 4h to complete. First 1/4th is very smooth..the next half 2,3/4 of trail gets more technical and we walked as much as we rode our bikes. There were a few portions that were completely impossible to ride. The last portion of the trail we walked down the stairs for 10 minutes. This trail is not easy so make sure you get an early start unless your an experienced biker
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  • + 1
flag Mockg (Oct 19, 2018 at 21:32)
 The trail difficulty has been revised and the stair section added as a separate "double black diamond" trail. I wouldn't call any of it impossible since I've rode it all including the stairs. I think the original "intermediate" rating it had was misleading many riders through so I hope this helps.
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  • + 1
flag TheAngryTomato TRAILFORKS (Oct 20, 2018 at 8:03)
 It's all ride-able Wink
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