1.5 miles
Distance
26 ft
Climb
-632 ft
Descent
00:08:32
Avg time
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Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Angora Ridge
    Meyers, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #11882 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #19173 in Trail Running
    • #14640 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    US Forest Service

Trail completed in September 2017 by the Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association in partnership with the US Forest Service. The trail connects the Gun Mount Trail and neighborborhood by North Upper Truckee to the top of Angora Ridge. It passes through the 2007 Angora fire area and has expansive views of Lake Valley. Moderate sustained climb, steep switchbacks, fun downhill, not technical.

This trails is mostly exposed to direct sun. It has a tendency to get muddy after snow or rain but dries fast.

Access Info

From Tahoe Mountain Road turn south on Forest Mountain Road and continue through the Forest Service gate up the gravel road to a dirt parking area. Look for the Mule Deer trail in the southeast corner. Follow Mule Deer for about 500 ft. The Mule Deer Connector takes off on the right (west) side.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Mule Deer Connector Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -605 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,662 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,267 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,267 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,662 ft
  • Grade
    -7.613%
  • Grade max
    -30.81%
  • Grade min
    10.876%
  • Distance climb
    647 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    688 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:32
  • Avg reverse time
    00:25:04
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Status:
on Sep 18, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.4 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Mule Deer... Trail Reports

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      Sep 18, 2021 @ 6:46am
      Sep 18, 2021
      Jul 5, 2021 @ 11:56am
      Jul 5, 2021
      Apr 18, 2021 @ 12:33pm
      Apr 18, 2021
      Apr 4, 2021 @ 1:48pm
      Apr 4, 2021
      reporter Mostly dry, but still three snow covered turns. Melting quickly.
      Dec 5, 2020 @ 7:53pm
      Dec 5, 2020
      Pretty muddy/snowy toward the top but the middle section is rippin
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 215 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
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      • 591 rides
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      1 Review & Comments

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      ModifyYourMind (Jun 11, 2020 at 18:53)
       Great trail! This is one for the books for sure- it gets steep at times, but overall just a sustained climb with many switchbacks. As described it is quite exposed and very loose gravel
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      Mountain Biking , South Lake Tahoe July 2021 ...
      17:06 | 26 | Jul 31, 2021 , Meyers
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