3 miles
Distance
581 ft
Climb
-745 ft
Descent
00:24:27
Avg time
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Powerline Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    South Lake Tahoe
    South Lake Tahoe, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Season
    May-November
  • Global Ranking

Smooth rolling single track takes you from town near Heavenly Cal Base up and along the forest above the neighborhoods of South Lake Tahoe. Easily accessible from many points in town. Very suitable for beginners to intermediates — and everyone can use it to connect to other trails, such as Cold Creek, and Corral and Incense Cedar (via the Moto Trail). West of High Meadow Road this trail ostensibly continues as the Moto Trail which morphs into Powerline Road that connects to Fountain Place Road and the Corral area.

Access Info

Head to the top of Ski Run Blvd and take a right onto Saddle Road, this dead ends after about a block where the trail begins. There is limited on-street parking immediately adjacent to the trailhead. However there is generally plenty of parking at the other end of the trail. To access, drive up High Meadows Road off Pioneer Trail. Park on the pavement at the end of the road or continue another mile up the forest access road to the terminal parking lot. The trail starts north out of the parking area.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Powerline Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -164 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,479 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,645 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,644 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,480 ft
  • Grade max
    -46.613%
  • Grade min
    45.722%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,632 ft
  • Avg time
    00:24:27
  • Avg reverse time
    00:29:19
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Status:
on Nov 12, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.65 (3 votes)

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Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Powerline Trail Trail Reports

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Nov 12, 2018 @ 1:09pm
Nov 12, 2018
A little dry at start but gets better with miles. . Fun flows section at the end
Oct 12, 2018 @ 10:44am
Oct 12, 2018
Finally running nice after recent rain.
Aug 27, 2018 @ 11:22am
Aug 27, 2018
Jun 16, 2018 @ 1:56pm
Jun 16, 2018
Apr 10, 2018 @ 3:03pm
Apr 10, 2018
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Mar 20, 2017 @ 10:59pm
Mar 20, 2017
Powerline Trail, South Lake Tahoe
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Mar 20, 2017 @ 10:59pm
Mar 20, 2017
Powerline Trail, South Lake Tahoe

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1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag ecod33 (Aug 6, 2017 at 20:51)
 Great shape on 8/6/17 after the rainstorms.
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