5 miles
Distance
1,444 ft
Climb
-967 ft
Descent
02:21:43
Avg time
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Details

  • Riding Area
    Truckee
    Truckee, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Doubletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    August 1 - November 1

Rugged, backcountry(ish) OHV route navigating through some beautiful terrain along the Sierra crest. One of few OHV trails I would recommend to ride by its own right, at least once. The trail is best ridden south to north. Expect the north facing sides to be wet and south facing sides to be dry and brutally rocky. Though it isn't a terribly long trail, there are no bailout options that don't involve a long crosscountry hike, so be prepared for the worst.

Please note that the trail is closed between November 1st to August 1st, which leaves only three months to ride. (It's doubtful that the snow reliably melts enough to ride this before August 1st anyways)

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More Stats for Pole Creek OHV Trail (16E84) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    477 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,568 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,275 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,568 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,045 ft
  • Grade
    1.847%
  • Grade max
    -30.984%
  • Grade min
    27.573%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,557 ft
  • Avg time
    02:21:43
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Status:
on Nov 17, 2017
Snow Covered
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
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  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to pole-creek-ohv-trail-16e84 trailhead (39.235060, -120.255310)
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Pole Creek OHV... Trail Reports

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Nov 17, 2017 @ 8:32am
Nov 17, 2017
reporter Closed for the winter
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1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag gasman1 (Oct 17, 2018 at 8:24)
 The ride up to Bradley hut is fine, once past there the trail has seriously steep and rocky sections, mere mortals will have to hike a few. stunning scenery though.
There are much easier ways to get to the goods!
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