3 miles
581 ft
-745 ft
Avg time
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Powerline Trail Details

  • Riding area
    South Lake Tahoe
    South Lake Tahoe, California
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
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  • 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.

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More Stats for Powerline Trail mountain 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
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,632 ft
  • Avg time
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on May 24, 2017
Avg: 3.65 (3 votes)

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Powerline Trail Trail Reports

May 24, 2017 @ 10:59am
May 24, 2017
reporter Clear, some water crossings and mud to be on the lookout for. The bridge past Al Tahoe Blvd will likely be washed out soon from snowmelt
May 23, 2017 @ 10:12am
May 23, 2017
May 10, 2017 @ 3:47pm
May 10, 2017
reporter Still some lingering muddy sections and water.
Mar 22, 2017 @ 9:07am
Mar 22, 2017
reporter Covered in snow
Mar 15, 2017 @ 12:24pm
Mar 15, 2017
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Powerline Trail, South Lake Tahoe
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Mar 20, 2017 @ 10:59pm
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Powerline Trail, South Lake Tahoe

Routes with this trail

Stagecoach to Star Lake to Heavenly CA base
24 miles

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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