2 miles
Distance
168 ft
Climb
-67 ft
Descent
00:52:44
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Sawtooth (Lower Ridgeline) Trail

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
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • 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
    #15163 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 75 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback

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More Stats for Sawtooth Trail (Lower Ridgeline) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    102 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,234 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,359 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,256 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,358 ft
  • Grade
    1%
  • Grade max
    -8.9%
  • Grade min
    19.8%
  • Distance climb
    5,089 ft
  • Distance down
    3,412 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,322 ft
  • Avg time
    00:52:44
  • Avg reverse time
    01:04:23
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Status:
on Aug 23, 2020
Very Dry
Avg: 4.2 (9 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to sawtooth-trail-lower-ridgeline trailhead (39.309910, -120.191370)
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      Sawtooth Trail... Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Aug 23, 2020 @ 1:58pm
      Aug 23, 2020
      Shaley Rock. Advanced Blue Run.
      Aug 9, 2020 @ 1:13pm
      Aug 9, 2020
      All good on this part of Sawtooth. The east side of the FS06 is closed for logging so no loop right now.
      Jul 14, 2020 @ 5:29pm
      Jul 14, 2020
      Jun 28, 2020 @ 3:18pm
      Jun 28, 2020
      Jun 10, 2020 @ 3:42pm
      Jun 10, 2020
      The portion of Sawtooth on the west side of FS06 is back open with occasional closures for some remaining forestry works...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 14 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 303 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 280 rides
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      Photos

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      39 |
      Aug 6, 2019 @ 9:31am
      Aug 6, 2019
      44 |
      Aug 3, 2019 @ 6:22pm
      Aug 3, 2019
      17 |
      Aug 3, 2019 @ 6:22pm
      Aug 3, 2019
      60 |
      Aug 3, 2019 @ 6:21pm
      Aug 3, 2019

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag luvdownhillin1999 (Jan 9, 2016 at 18:41)
       Awesome long trail, for XC
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag 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
      flag 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
      [Reply]

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      youtuber Sawtooth Trail - Truckee, Ca - Mountain Biking
      15:05 | 421 | Jun 12, 2017 , Truckee
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