2.3 miles
Distance
172 ft
Climb
-475 ft
Descent
00:21:00
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Jackass Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

Jackass Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Coldstream Canyon
    Truckee, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (4 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    April - Nov
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Rock Face, Rock Garden, Skinny
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #434 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #888 in E-Biking
    • #31864 in Trail Running
    • #15045 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
    • 55 in Trail Running
    • 65 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback

Pretty fun rip.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Jackass mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -303 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,018 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,426 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,322 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,017 ft
  • Grade
    -2.5%
  • Grade max
    -20.9%
  • Grade min
    21.4%
  • Distance climb
    4,101 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    233 ft
  • Avg time
    00:21:00
  • Avg reverse time
    00:32:31
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Status:
on Jul 27, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.9 (33 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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      Jackass Trail Reports

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      Jul 27, 2021 @ 4:29pm
      Jul 27, 2021
      Quite dry, but berms are more railable than you might think… only rode it for the first time today but I think it could be in worse condition....
      Jul 1, 2021 @ 5:30pm
      Jul 1, 2021
      Looks like end of season at beginning of July
      Jun 6, 2021 @ 2:35pm
      Jun 6, 2021
      Oh yeah...this poor trail is taking a beating. Downhill only flows in sections...brake bumps and overuse erosion.
      Jun 4, 2021 @ 6:15pm
      Jun 4, 2021
      Lots of brake bumps
      May 12, 2021 @ 10:49am
      May 12, 2021
      Rode it 5/11/21. Tons of greenery and lower Jackass has been burmed out for smoother exit to the fire road. Brake bumps slowly starting to form,...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 44 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,501 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 4,014 rides
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      Sep 6, 2020 @ 3:35pm
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      Oct 9, 2019 @ 10:22pm
      Oct 9, 2019
      280 |
      Oct 9, 2019 @ 10:22pm
      Oct 9, 2019

      Routes with this trail

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      Jackass-Loop-4mi
      4 miles
      Jackass Complete 2020
      4 miles
      Jackass A1 Double Loop
      7 miles

      17 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Trahm (Jul 2, 2017 at 15:36)
       You
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      koolbi (Jul 3, 2017 at 23:46)
       Anyone know of trails similar to this one?
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      EmteeBeeer (Dec 29, 2017 at 22:33)
       Late snow this year in Truckee... has anyone ridden Jackass lately???
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      nomadreet (Sep 24, 2018 at 23:36)
       Such an amazing trail with tons of features!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      JoeAtom (May 14, 2019 at 20:00)
       Till a bit of snow on the climb but we'll worth it!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Yourhandsmyface (Jul 1, 2019 at 8:41)
       Super fun. Dry and the berms a little rutted, but a nice afternoon blast.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Kalibreez (Aug 4, 2019 at 14:30)
       Fun! Lots of ride arounds if needed. A good mix of uphill with some fun downhill.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      FindTheLineMTB (Oct 12, 2019 at 13:04)
       Fantastic trail, the ride to the top wasn't nearly as long as I thought and definitely short enough to do 2 laps. 1 water bottle is more than enough for this ride unless you're a heavy drinker.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      johnnyXride (Jun 1, 2020 at 17:06)
       Jack ass has proven to be one of the, if not the most popular trails this spring. It has all the fun features that mountain bikers enjoy, plus it’s easy access and not overly strenuous. These factors unfortunately, I’ve led to an over abundance of use, with often times roadside parking being filled up beyond capacity. Go off hours, or better yet, enjoy one of the many other fun trails in the region!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      ashort (Sep 23, 2020 at 21:19)
       Short climb followed by feature packed descent. Lots of fun rock rolls, berms, small doubles, etc.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      headdab (Dec 3, 2020 at 23:54)
       In pretty good shape right now. not many areas where you have to ride in snow. i biked up it though, didn't take the road.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Wgholland98 (Apr 17, 2021 at 17:31)
       Fun for the whole family. Pleasant climb with some challenging rock sections to keep it honest. Great berms and rock features on the way down.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      ObeseMTBr (Apr 29, 2021 at 0:16)
       Absolute amazing trail. Hit it on a Wednesday and it was dead. The trail is in prime condition right now.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      whateverbr0 (May 28, 2021 at 8:18)
       This has turned into a popular place for people to bring their dogs, ride with caution
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Jadeeyes1113 (Jun 12, 2021 at 20:53)
       Great trail with a good climb up the road to make a loop. Fun berms and jumps.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      chillcah (Sep 8, 2021 at 13:53)
       Is this trail in an area of forest that is currently closed?
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      TheAngryTomato TRAILFORKS (Sep 8, 2021 at 17:25)
       Yes, on the map under Layers there is a checkbox for Land Owners. Anything under USFS ownership is closed until the 17th.
      [Reply]

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