4.0 miles
Distance
746 ft
Climb
-1,707 ft
Descent
01:29:22
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Mount Elwell Peak Trail

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    Land Manager

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Horse
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Lakes Basin
    Graeagle, California
  • Ref Number
    #12E25
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    Summer, Fall
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #44006 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #74424 in Trail Running
    • #11274 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 60 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback

Highly difficult trail, hard to get out to, but highly rewarding. Most common start spot is Round Lake trailhead.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Mount Elwell Peak Trail multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -960 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,073 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,750 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,038 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,076 ft
  • Grade
    -4.5%
  • Grade max
    -36%
  • Grade min
    45.9%
  • Distance climb
    4,432 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,634 ft
  • Avg time
    01:29:22
  • Avg reverse time
    03:11:57
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Status:
on Dec 8, 2023
Snow Packed
Avg: 4.1 (12 votes)
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      Mount Elwell... Trail Reports

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      Dec 8, 2023 @ 9:10am
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      Dec 3, 2023 @ 9:51am
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      Aug 19, 2023 @ 11:38am
      Aug 19, 2023
      The snow drift at the top is small now and easy to go over or around, just a few downed trees, maybe 5 total on the up and down. There are 2...
      Jul 21, 2023 @ 12:27pm
      Jul 21, 2023
      Still significant snow a the summit
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • Last: Sep 7, 2023

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