2,094 ft
Distance
2 ft
Climb
-169 ft
Descent
00:02:04
Avg time

Jackpine Alternate Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Tahoe Cross Country
    Tahoe City, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #64834 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 30 in Trail Running
    • 40 in Hiking

A slightly lower-elevation entrance to Jackpine, whose entrance can be very difficult to spot, but once on the trail it is very clear to follow; of arguably similar difficulty to the entrance of the main Jackpine trail, beginning with some almost-flowy sections on the top half with small rock obstacles, then transitioning to a lengthy run-out entirely of fast-riding, tightly-packed shale along the bed of an old forest service road, with a short chunky drop that swoops down and around to connect with Jackpine.

Access Info

The entrance to this trail can be difficult to spot if heading to it by traveling downhill (eastward) on Burton Creek Road, due to the right-turn entrance meeting the road at a sharp angle. Coming from the other direction, it will be more obvious on the left. As this trail doesn't seem as well-trafficked as the main Jackpine entrance, it appears more faint than usual for trails in this area.

More Stats for Jackpine Alternate mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -166 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,669 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,836 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,836 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,669 ft
  • Grade
    -7.942%
  • Grade max
    -25.119%
  • Grade min
    3.683%
  • Distance climb
    52 ft
  • Distance down
    1,876 ft
  • Distance flat
    166 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:04
  • Avg reverse time
    00:07:24
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Status:
on May 27, 2020
Dry
Avg: 2 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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
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  • Ladder Ladder
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      Jackpine Alternate Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 33 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 30 rides
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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag C-BIG-DEAL-B (Jul 9, 2018 at 11:55)
       Uhm “extremely steep”?!! No, not even kinda slightly steep. Super easy and definitely shaley but not remotely black diamond.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag chrisclifford (Jun 16, 2020 at 18:21)
       I have no idea who would consider this a black diamond. The “extremely steep shale chute” is not steep nor a chute. It’s easily climbable. Everything on Watson is 1-2 ratings more difficult than it actually is
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag goffredo (Jul 21, 2020 at 17:17)
       I just rode this today to compare it to the main entrance to Jackpine, and I agree that it's no more difficult than the main Jackpine entrance, which I feel is appropriately set as Blue Diamond.

      There second half of this trail does have a lengthy section of shale, and a small rock-drop turn that is a little loose and might qualify as a black diamond feature, but the majority of the shale section is tightly-packed and rides fast; it is not by any means a slow, technical, steep, chunky descent.
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