1.8 miles
Distance
82 ft
Climb
-333 ft
Descent
00:15:24
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Incense Cedar Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

Incense Cedar Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
    • Dirtbike/Moto
    • Observed Trials
    • ATV/ORV/OHV
  • Riding Area
    Corral
    South Lake Tahoe, California
  • Ref Number
    18E14B
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    May-November
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #10620 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #2471 in E-Biking
    • #57351 in Trail Running
    • #1124 in Dirtbiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 70 in E-Biking
    • 55 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Dirtbiking
    • 5 in ATVing/Offroading
    • 5 in Horseback
    • 5 in Observed Trials
  • Vehicle Info
  • Max Width
    50 inches
  • License
    Not Required

The easiest trail in the Corral system, Incense Cedar winds gently alongside Lower Corral Trail featuring some berms and optional rock rolls. If you are looking to climb singletrack rather than paved road, this trail is a great option for lapping Corral Trail as well.

Access Info

The lower end is accessed by riding up Powerline Rd from Columbine Trail (paved road). Look for the trailhead on the left after a swift descent on Powerline Rd that crosses an ephemeral creek. The upper end of Incense Cedar is accessed from the Corral Trail...between upper and lower Corral.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Incense Cedar Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -252 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,466 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,775 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,718 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,467 ft
  • Grade
    -2.7%
  • Grade max
    -33.9%
  • Grade min
    23.7%
  • Distance climb
    2,244 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    548 ft
  • Avg time
    00:15:24
  • Avg reverse time
    00:21:54
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Status:
on Sep 18, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.2 (5 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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      Incense Cedar Trail Trail Reports

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      Sep 18, 2021 @ 6:37am
      Sep 18, 2021
      May 30, 2021 @ 10:26am
      May 30, 2021
      Ideal conditions but only rode uphill direction. Little to no traffic
      Apr 29, 2021 @ 4:58pm
      Apr 29, 2021
      Apr 20, 2021 @ 8:54pm
      Apr 20, 2021
      Some small patches of snow, but otherwise good to go!
      Apr 16, 2021 @ 4:33pm
      Apr 16, 2021
      One tree down across the last turn at the bottom. One tree down blocking half the trail at about the halfway mark. Almost all the snow has...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 314 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 843 rides
      •  

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      Apr 21, 2020 @ 7:04pm
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      May 5, 2019 @ 10:05am
      May 5, 2019
      165 |
      Oct 20, 2018 @ 7:20pm
      Oct 20, 2018

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 2
      DrHog (Jul 21, 2015 at 20:29)
       Great trail for beginners and kids just learning how to rip turns--not too many rocks or roots. Grade is very gentle.
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