2 miles
26 ft
-632 ft
Avg time
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Mule Deer Connector Details

  • Riding area
    South Lake Tahoe, California
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Family Friendly
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    US Forest Service

Brand new 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.

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More Stats for Mule Deer Connector mountain bike 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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    647 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    688 ft
  • Avg time
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on Oct 22, 2017
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to mule-deer-connector trailhead (38.883348, -120.053755)
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Mule Deer Connector Trail Reports

Oct 22, 2017 @ 1:39pm
Oct 22, 2017
Construction is complete and trail is open, does not have a sign at top or bottom yet.
Sep 28, 2017 @ 1:02pm
Sep 28, 2017
Under construction but rideable, mostly finishing work left to do.
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Sep 29, 2017 @ 12:48pm
Sep 29, 2017
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Sep 29, 2017 @ 12:13pm
Sep 29, 2017
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