1 miles
Distance
636 ft
Climb
-2 ft
Descent
00:23:28
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Lower Animal Crackers (16E50) Trail

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
    • Dirtbike
  • Riding Area
    Prosser
    Truckee, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    Summer
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #22943 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 40 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 65 in Hiking
    • 55 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
More Stats for Lower Animal Crackers (16E50) mountain bike 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 miles
  • Distance down
    213 ft
  • Distance flat
    187 ft
  • Avg time
    00:23:28
  • Avg reverse time
    00:11:10
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Status:
on Jul 26, 2020
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
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
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  • Photos
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  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
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  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
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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

  • 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
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • 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
      Directions to lower-animal-crackers-16e50 trailhead (39.386280, -120.186090)
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      Lower Animal... Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 50 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 89 rides
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      Photos

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      Jul 4, 2020 @ 12:55pm
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      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag gasman1 (Feb 9, 2018 at 12:42)
       loads of snow, ICE, sketchy...
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag 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
      flag 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
      flag JoeAtom (Jun 1, 2019 at 11:38)
       Steep climb, worth the reward down animal.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Thebeave (Jul 30, 2020 at 14:05)
       Not a fan. Very rocky and loose dirt.
      [Reply]

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