2 miles
Distance
387 ft
Climb
-402 ft
Descent
00:29:10
Avg time
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Lower Tamarack Details

  • Riding Area
    Bear Valley
    Bear Valley, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Summer/Fall
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #28065 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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 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
    -0.137%
  • Grade max
    -41.621%
  • Grade min
    29.782%
  • Distance climb
    5,254 ft
  • Distance down
    4,910 ft
  • Distance flat
    619 ft
  • Avg time
    00:29:10
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Status:
on Jul 2, 2018
Dry
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
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  • > 80%
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  • 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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      Lower Tamarack Trail Reports

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      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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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 1 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 9 rides
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      1 Review & Comments

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