1.5 miles
Distance
636 ft
Climb
-2 ft
Descent
00:24:17
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Lower Animal Crackers (16E50) Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
    • Dirtbike/Moto
  • Riding Area
    Prosser
    Truckee, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    Summer
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #81145 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #16385 in E-Biking
    • #28860 in Hiking
    • #1213 in Dirtbiking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking
    • 85 in Dirtbiking
    • 5 in Horseback

Make no mistake. This is a moto trail. Towards the bottom there are undulations or humps. The entire trail is a challenging technical ascent: rocky, loose, and in some spots powdery. With the exception of the trailhead at parking, there is extremely poor signage (as in NONE) for which way to go to stay on Lower Animal Crackers. There are multiple intersecting moto trails (not mentioned on Trailforks), prompting me to pull out Trailforks constantly to check gps.

Access Info

straight ahead of where the pavement ends from the highway turn off, then slightly towards the right

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Lower Animal Crackers (16E50) mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    633 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,909 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,542 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,909 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,542 ft
  • Grade
    8.209%
  • Grade max
    -2.946%
  • Grade min
    30.3%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    213 ft
  • Distance flat
    187 ft
  • Avg time
    00:24:17
  • Avg reverse time
    00:12:55
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Status:
on Aug 12, 2020
Very Dry
Avg: 3 (2 votes)

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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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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Activity Recordings
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  • mountain biking recent
  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
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  • Nordic Ski
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      Lower Animal... Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Aug 12, 2020 @ 8:05am
      Aug 12, 2020
      Aw cmon @steez82, you're not gonna make it up with that attitude! But yeah the trail is dry af
      Aug 11, 2020 @ 6:14pm
      Aug 11, 2020
      Super loose, certain sections unridable uphill due to dirt bikes.
      Jul 26, 2020 @ 8:46pm
      Jul 26, 2020
      dry yesterday
      Apr 28, 2020 @ 10:33pm
      Apr 28, 2020
      Rideable. A couple snow patches.
      Apr 22, 2020 @ 9:28pm
      Apr 22, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 30 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 186 rides
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      Jul 4, 2020

      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      gasman1 (Feb 9, 2018 at 12:42)
       loads of snow, ICE, sketchy...
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Vhurst3579 (May 7, 2018 at 19:34)
       Long, steep climb. Rocky and still small patches of snow here and there, but mostly on upper animal crackers. This is a motocross trail, so ride at your own risk. There are areas you may have to get off and hike your bike due to steep and slick terrain.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      nomadreet (Sep 24, 2018 at 23:39)
       Solid blue trail that will make you work uphill on some loose rocks and sandy switch backs. Lots of fun coming back down.
      We rented bikes online at Tripoutside.com and demo’d a Ibis Ripmo. ????????????
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      JoeAtom (Jun 1, 2019 at 11:38)
       Steep climb, worth the reward down animal.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Thebeave (Jul 30, 2020 at 14:05)
       Not a fan. Very rocky and loose dirt.
      [Reply]

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