2.7 miles
Distance
183 ft
Climb
-407 ft
Descent
00:27:56
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Memorial Overland Emigrant Trail
  • Johnson Trails
    Builder

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat, Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    June - October
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm
  • Global Ranking
    #16366 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #17779 in E-Biking
    • #87939 in Trail Running
    • #79078 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 in E-Biking
    • 40 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Year Opened
    2019
  • Land Manager
    Truckee Donner Land Trust

A 3 mile cross country trail that runs from Soda Springs Rd. to Kidd Lakes Rd. It is the first phase of a much longer trail. It's located entirely within the Royal Gorge XC Ski Resort which is owned by Truckee Donner Land Trust. Trail construction funded by Placer County.

Access Info

Near Soda Springs Rd. and Cascade Rd, at a cable gate. When facing the gate, a singletrack trail heads north off to the right.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Memorial Overland Emigrant Trail bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -226 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,702 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,103 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,929 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,703 ft
  • Grade
    -1.6%
  • Grade max
    -22%
  • Grade min
    39.2%
  • Distance climb
    3,478 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,555 ft
  • Avg time
    00:27:56
  • Avg reverse time
    00:33:21
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Status:
on Aug 26, 2021
Dry
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Memorial... Trail Reports

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      Aug 26, 2021 @ 10:43am
      Aug 26, 2021
      Three switchback turns have just been rerouted. They are in the first set traveling west and were formerly steep and prone to deep dust. The old...
      Jun 13, 2021 @ 9:19pm
      Jun 13, 2021
      May 28, 2021 @ 7:49pm
      May 28, 2021
      Lovely flows trail perfect conditions
      Oct 4, 2020 @ 11:39am
      Oct 4, 2020
      reporter The closed signs were removed by Placer County. They had forgotten about them. A couple of the steeper climbing turns on the Soda Springs end are...
      Jul 18, 2020 @ 6:39pm
      Jul 18, 2020
      Dusty. 3 ridiculous trail closed signs still deep into the trail.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 67 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
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      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      amtuscano (Jun 16, 2020 at 19:54)
       This trails is a lot of fun. It's well built, has a few nice berms, and travels through really beautiful landscapes. I was disappointed to learn that the next three sections to be built will be east of this one. The last piece of the puzzle, according to Placer County documents, will be the one west of this section, ending in Kingvale.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Whitewater49 (Jul 7, 2020 at 21:56)
       This trail rides great in both directions, kudos to the builders! Just enough tech to keep it interesting and enough flow to keep the needle pointed toward fun rather than challenging. I look forward to the next sections!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      tofudog (Jun 13, 2021 at 21:21)
       Awesome trail going through really diverse and beautiful landscapes. Punchy climbs, flowy descents. Really varied and fun, even on a gravel bike!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      mtrono (Jul 11, 2021 at 11:01)
       Fun trail. Best ridden east to west. But will ride fine in either direction. Connect with various xc trails to get back to Serene Lakes
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      • + 0
      Godxilla (Jul 31, 2021 at 17:27)
       Great ride in both directions. Sections with everything.
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