5 miles
1,475 ft
-997 ft
2 miles
High Point
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  • Riding area
    Truckee, California
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    August 1 - November 1
  • Global Ranking

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) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    479 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,568 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,568 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,046 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,536 ft
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on Nov 17, 2017
Snow Covered
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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to pole-creek-ohv-trail-16e84 trailhead (39.235020, -120.255350)
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Pole Creek OHV... Trail Reports

Nov 17, 2017 @ 8:32am
Nov 17, 2017
reporter Closed for the winter
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