4 miles
Distance
1,289 ft
Climb
-1,412 ft
Descent
00:37:24
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Marlette Flume Trail

Details

  • Riding Area
    East Shore
    Incline Village, Nevada
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Season
    May-November
  • Global Ranking
    #776 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

The trail itself is very easy to ride (barring one mandatory walk-a-bike section), but it is cut out of a very steep hillside and the exposure may be too much for new riders.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Marlette Flume Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -123 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,685 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,837 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,835 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,711 ft
  • Grade
    -0.536%
  • Grade max
    -44.533%
  • Grade min
    49.483%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    971 ft
  • Avg time
    00:37:24
  • Avg reverse time
    00:33:31
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Status:
on Sep 30, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 4.45 (14 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%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • 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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      Marlette Flume Trail Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      •  
      6 Months
      • 171 rides
      • 26 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,073 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      Sep 23, 2018 @ 4:09am
      Sep 23, 2018
      Marlette Flume Trail
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      Aug 8, 2018 @ 8:51am
      Aug 8, 2018
      Marlette Flume Trail
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      Aug 8, 2018 @ 8:51am
      Aug 8, 2018
      Marlette Flume Trail
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      Aug 8, 2018 @ 8:51am
      Aug 8, 2018
      Marlette Flume Trail

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      flag DrHog (Dec 8, 2014 at 21:46)
       World class views, undoubtedly the most scenic trail I've been on. The riding is secondary, and while fun, it is fairly flat. Pair this trail with TRT (from Tahoe Meadows) and/or Chimney Beach trail for an epic day. People with exposure issues may be nervous in a few sections. Visit the great Tunnel Creek CafĂ© at the base of Tunnel Creek Road.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag tylerc8899 (Aug 19, 2018 at 16:33)
       5 star view, 3 star trail. Even with the shuttle it required a grueling 4 mile climb on kitty litter-like sand, and then to my dismay the rest of the trail was similarly sandy. You've got to do the trail because of the amazing views of Marlette lake and Lake Tahoe, but I won't do it again unless I'm bringing someone who's never done it before.
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