1.5 miles
Distance
26 ft
Climb
-632 ft
Descent
00:09:07
Avg time
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  • 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
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    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
    00:09:07
  • Avg reverse time
    00:24:55
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on May 31, 2022
Dry
Avg: 4.4 (5 votes)
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  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Mule Deer... Trail Reports

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      May 31, 2022 @ 8:24pm
      May 31, 2022
      Dry soil but no skidding with AM bike. Lots of fun switchbacks one after another. The was a handful of people descending this trail after work...
      May 4, 2022 @ 10:40am
      May 4, 2022
      Apr 6, 2022 @ 9:18am
      Apr 6, 2022
      Small snow patches remain
      Mar 24, 2022 @ 10:33am
      Mar 24, 2022
      Still big snow covered sections. Melting rapidly with current warm spell.
      Nov 5, 2021 @ 3:43pm
      Nov 5, 2021
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      • 38 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
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      • 1,167 rides
      • Last: Oct 30, 2022

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