2 miles
252 ft
-513 ft
Avg time
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Incense Cedar Trail Details

  • Riding area
    South Lake Tahoe, California
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking

This area has a high density of trails for all ability levels and serves as the unofficial hub of mountain bike activity in the South Shore. Out here you will find the most legal features including log rides, jumps and rock rolls in South Tahoe including the new jumps, berms, rollers and hips TAMBA and SBTS built in 2014. The trails all run parallel to the Fountain Place paved road so they can be shuttled by car. Or with only moderate climbing involved these trails can keep almost anyone interested for hours. You can find everyone out here having fun from people in body armor and downhill bikes to families testing their kids limits to xc racer types riding intervals.

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.

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More Stats for Incense Cedar Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -260 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,463 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,777 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,723 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,463 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,611 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,190 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Oct 14, 2018
Avg: 4 (3 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to incense-cedar-trail trailhead (38.871380, -119.962920)
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Incense Cedar Trail Trail Reports

Oct 14, 2018 @ 12:30pm
Oct 14, 2018
May 4, 2018 @ 9:01am
May 4, 2018
everything good to go, have fun!
Jul 28, 2017 @ 5:54pm
Jul 28, 2017
Soooo much fun riding down this. Almost more fun then Lower Corral. The rollers where so much fun and it was even enjoyable riding back up it to...
May 30, 2017 @ 10:02pm
May 30, 2017
reporter All clear
May 21, 2017 @ 7:09am
May 21, 2017
Medium tree down, 3 snow spots in a ~150' section, and a few mud and water crossings you should walk. But overall it's in good shape on 5-20-17
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Oct 20, 2018 @ 7:20pm
2 days
Incense Cedar Trail, South Lake...

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1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag 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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