3 miles
Distance
424 ft
Climb
-454 ft
Descent
00:27:13
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Loon Lake Trail

Loon Lake Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Crystal Basin Recreation Area
    South Lake Tahoe, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #28160 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Really nice, mostly rideable trail with some chunky granite features along the way. Feels like it's between Blue Square and Black Diamond difficulty. A bit of hike-a-bike but nothing too killer. Great out and back, but maybe a little too short of a ride.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Loon Lake Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -30 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,428 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,592 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,468 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,438 ft
  • Grade
    -0.185%
  • Grade max
    -30.74%
  • Grade min
    26.249%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,482 ft
  • Avg time
    00:27:13
  • Avg reverse time
    01:02:28
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Status:
on Jul 31, 2017
Snow Covered
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
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Trail Ridden Direction

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

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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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      Aug 30, 2018 @ 7:45am
      Aug 30, 2018
      Loon Lake Trail, South Lake Tahoe
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      Aug 30, 2018 @ 7:45am
      Aug 30, 2018
      Loon Lake Trail, South Lake Tahoe
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      Aug 30, 2018 @ 7:45am
      Aug 30, 2018
      Loon Lake Trail, South Lake Tahoe
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      Aug 30, 2018 @ 7:45am
      Aug 30, 2018
      Loon Lake Trail, South Lake Tahoe

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag mtbingadventures (Aug 30, 2018 at 7:44)
       I love these challenging trails that are filled with really technical climbing. You have to fight for every inch on this trail. The scenery and adventure are well worth it if you are up for the challenge.
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