2 miles
387 ft
-402 ft
Avg time
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Lower Tamarack Details

  • Riding area
    Bear Valley
    Bear Valley, California
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
  • Alpine Trail
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking

Beautiful Trail follows Nordic Trails below Tamarack Lodge. Starts where power lines cross the highway. Follow the powerline access for ~1/4 mile then go west. Trail will take you through Tamarack and Red Fir forest, cross a small stream then climb to a nice overlook. At the overlook, take a right and the trail heads east briefly before you pop out at the Tamarack Lodge.

Access Info

Trail end passes near some private property, summer cabins and the Lodge. Be respectful if homeowners are there.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Lower Tamarack mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -15 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,754 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,940 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,922 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,907 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    5,254 ft
  • Distance down
    4,910 ft
  • Distance flat
    619 ft
  • Avg time
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on Jul 2, 2018
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to lower-tamarack-96568 trailhead (38.446660, -120.062680)
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Lower Tamarack Trail Reports

Jul 2, 2018 @ 8:30am
Jul 2, 2018
Aside from some minor erosion on the east side, there are a couple trees down on that side as well. Otherwise, great shape.
May 11, 2018 @ 4:05pm
May 11, 2018
reporter This trail goes through a beautiful area, but the trail needs to be worked to eliminate some highly eroded parts. The river is VERY hard to cross...
May 9, 2018 @ 8:51pm
May 9, 2018
reporter Snow has almost all melted. You will find a few snow spots still in the trees, but the trail is mostly clear and dry.
Apr 25, 2018 @ 6:04pm
Apr 25, 2018
reporter Mostly snow covered until early May ???
Sep 4, 2017 @ 11:39pm
Sep 4, 2017
Lookin' good.
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1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag Kkindred (Aug 2, 2018 at 22:36)
 Beautiful scenery but the trail needs some TLC.

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