6 miles
Distance
947 ft
Climb
-947 ft
Descent
01:12:49
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Lake Alpine Loop Trail

Lake Alpine Loop Details

  • Riding Area
    Bear Valley
    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
  • Global Ranking
    #70714 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 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.

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More Stats for Lake Alpine Loop bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,267 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,803 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,556 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,557 ft
  • Grade
    0.002%
  • Grade max
    -18.654%
  • Grade min
    19.435%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,242 ft
  • Avg time
    01:12:49
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:26
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Lake Alpine Loop Trail Reports

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      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
      Jun 6, 2017 @ 1:49pm
      Jun 6, 2017
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