1 miles
329 ft
-67 ft
Avg time
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  • Riding Area
    Squaw Valley
    Olympic Valley, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, CX, Gravel
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Global Ranking
    #71779 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Juniper Mountain Road is a great connector from Alpine Meadows to Squaw Valley. It connects to the top of some fun Squaw Valley singletrack (WST, and the Squaw Valley trails). We usually ride this on our gravel/cross bikes when jumping from valley to valley and avoiding the pavement. Not a destination trail if you like feature rich singletrack, but a great connector. It's been closed to vehicle traffic for many years. Easy climb. This area is used by equestrians as well, so watch for them, stop, say hi.
For a truly epic gravel adventure, you can completely avoid the highway from Ward Canyon all the way to Squaw by riding up the Sherwood Road to Weasel road. This is best ridden from south to north (totally rideable on a well geared gravel/cross/xc bike in this direction). For an extra epic adventure, do the 1/2 mile hike-a-bike to the Top of Ward Peak and ride down. Gorgeous views of the Sierra Crest.
For the bikepacking/adventure crowd, this can be part of a route to ride minimal pavement along the west shore. Combine with Stanford Rock/TRT, and Barker Pass/Ellis Peak/Sunrise for an epic backcountry adventure.

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More Stats for Juniper Mountain Road bike trail
  • Altitude change
    263 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,605 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,870 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,605 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,868 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4,942 ft
  • Distance down
    1,902 ft
  • Distance flat
    573 ft
  • Avg time
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  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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