2 miles
Distance
158 ft
Climb
-388 ft
Descent
00:34:14
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Lake Alpine Loop (North Segment) Trail

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Bear Valley
    , California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Summer
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #70714 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 75 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

Even though this is listed as an intermediate ride, there are sections that require some technical skills. You must be willing to walk your bike through sections that you cannot ride without sliding. There is also a difficult creek crossing on the Lake Alpine outlet. There is a bridge across the creek, but it requires a difficult bike push over some granite sections. Highlights include views of Lake Alpine, and the Carson Wilderness Area. Overall, this is a fun, technically challenging singletrack route that is great for intermediate and advanced riders alike.
PARKING: The start/stop point for this loop has limited parking. There is much more and better parking for this trail at the east end of Lake Alpine. From there it is an easy, paved 1/4 mile up the Silver Valley Trailhead Connector to Loop Trail. Another good spot to park is also at the east end of Lake Alpine. Continue east from the lake up Hwy 4 about 1/4 mile to the first large pullout on the right. This is where the Loop crosses Hwy 4 and the trail can be ridden either direction for a 6 mile round trip.

Access Info

Best parking/access if 1/4 mile east of Lake Alpine, up highway 4 to the first large pullout on the right. This is where the trail crosses Highway 4 and can be accessed either direction for a 6 mile loop.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Lake Alpine Loop (North Segment) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -230 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,326 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,556 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,556 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,326 ft
  • Grade
    -2.624%
  • Grade max
    -24.344%
  • Grade min
    13.599%
  • Distance climb
    3,574 ft
  • Distance down
    4,677 ft
  • Distance flat
    513 ft
  • Avg time
    00:34:14
  • Avg reverse time
    00:20:54
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Status:
on Aug 18, 2019
Dry
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
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  • Closed

  • 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
  • Map Markers
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Lake Alpine Loop... Trail Reports

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      Aug 18, 2019 @ 9:25am
      Aug 18, 2019
      Oct 25, 2018 @ 7:15pm
      Oct 25, 2018
      reporter This loop is now complete for a 6 mile round trip and no paved roads, only single track.
      Apr 25, 2018 @ 6:04pm
      Apr 25, 2018
      reporter Mostly snow covered until early May ???
      Jul 6, 2017 @ 8:24am
      Jul 6, 2017
      May be a few patches of snow and a downed tree or two.
      Jun 30, 2017 @ 11:00am
      Jun 30, 2017
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