1.9 miles
Distance
134 ft
Climb
-42 ft
Descent
00:20:46
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Sawtooth (Lower Ridgeline) Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Sawtooth
    Truckee, California
  • Ref Number
    #16E05
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat, Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #3846 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #4450 in Trail Running
    • #8871 in Hiking
    • #895 in Horseback
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback

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Sawtooth Trail (Lower Ridgeline) is a highly rated 2 mile popular green singletrack scenic trail located near Truckee California. This multi-use trail can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating with a 134 ft blue climb. On average it takes 20 minutes to complete this trail.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Sawtooth Trail (Lower Ridgeline) bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    92 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,236 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,346 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,254 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,345 ft
  • Grade
    0.9%
  • Grade max
    -7.7%
  • Grade min
    8.8%
  • Distance climb
    5,069 ft
  • Distance down
    2,835 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,962 ft
  • Avg time
    00:20:46
  • Avg reverse time
    00:17:31
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on Nov 26, 2021
Wet
Avg: 4.3 (10 votes)

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      Sawtooth Trail... Trail Reports

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      Nov 26, 2021 @ 1:03pm
      Nov 26, 2021
      Aug 5, 2021 @ 9:46am
      Aug 5, 2021
      May 30, 2021 @ 7:52pm
      May 30, 2021
      Despite the sign, open, clear, fully usable. No active tree cutting or clearance today, Sunday morning. Finally, there's bathrooms here!!
      Jan 18, 2021 @ 8:44am
      Jan 18, 2021
      Oct 18, 2020 @ 10:32am
      Oct 18, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 169 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 949 rides
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      Aug 31, 2021 @ 10:18pm
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      Aug 6, 2019 @ 9:31am
      Aug 6, 2019
      69 |
      Aug 3, 2019 @ 6:22pm
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      Aug 3, 2019 @ 6:22pm
      Aug 3, 2019

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      luvdownhillin1999 (Jan 9, 2016 at 18:41)
       Awesome long trail, for XC
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      • + 1
      tylerc8899 (Aug 19, 2018 at 16:21)
       I wouldn't come to Tahoe for this trail, but would definitely ride it again if I'm ever in the area. It has a great mix of up and down. Beware of rocks though - I'd definitely recommend a full suspension bike.
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      • + 0
      mtrono (Aug 20, 2019 at 14:33)
       Fun XC trail. Good mix of rock and flow. Nothing steep it’s a solid blue. But very fun and fast with some nice views. Mildly technical in some spots but nothing scary. A few fire road and moto crossings so pay attention
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      NationalForestFoundation (May 22, 2020 at 12:21)
       The National Forest Foundation, in partnership with the USDA Forest Service, is conducting a Forest Health & Fuels Reduction Project in the vicinity of the Sawtooth/Bald Mountain Trail. Operations are planned from 2020 – 2021, during Spring, Summer, and Fall seasons. During this time, there will be trail closures, heavy machinery, and tree-falling/flying debris in the area. Users should exercise caution, observe trail closures, and keep at least 300’ back from equipment. To avoid danger, alternate trails in the area are advised. The Big Chief Trail (4 miles down the 06 road) will remain open. More information on the project, trail closures and more may be found at: www.nationalforests.org/bigjackeast
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