6 miles
Distance
349 ft
Climb
-2,740 ft
Descent
00:48:14
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Saxon /Mr. Toad's Wild Ride (18E13) Trail

Details

  • Riding area
    South Lake Tahoe
    South Lake Tahoe, California
  • AKA
    Saxon Creek Trail
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Summer, Fall
  • eBike Allowed
    No
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Jump, Log Ride, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #426

An iconic rocky, technical and fun descent, this trail gives advanced riders a satisfyingly long 6 mile downhill. Plunging through towering forests and boulders on the upper sections then giving way to fast, banked turns on the lower sections. Bring your longer-travel bike.

Access Info

For being an essential downhill ride, Mr. Toad's is a challenge to access. One must ride the Tahoe Rim Trail either 5.1 miles south from Armstrong Pass, or 4.3 miles north from the Big Meadow trailhead parking lot. There is a variation on the northern route that cuts off 1.2 miles of the TRT; look for a TRT spur trailhead on the south side of SR-89 just as the highway levels out near the summit of Luther Pass. Limited roadside parking is available at the spur trailhead.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Saxon Trail/Mr. Toad's Wild Ride (18E13) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,391 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,379 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,829 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,829 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,438 ft
  • Grade
    -7.757%
  • Grade max
    -44.46%
  • Grade min
    30.17%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,042 ft
  • Avg time
    00:48:14
  • Avg reverse time
    00:02:15
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Status:
on Sep 24, 2017
Snow Covered
Avg: 4.85 (13 votes)

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Saxon Trail/Mr.... Trail Reports

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Sep 24, 2017 @ 8:26am
Sep 24, 2017
A little snowy at the top to make the sketchy stuff even more sketchy. The bottom is amazing however.
Sep 14, 2017 @ 4:34pm
Sep 14, 2017
Hero dirt from yesterday's rain. Gets drier near the end, but it was running good!
Sep 10, 2017 @ 7:19pm
Sep 10, 2017
A little dry but absolitely ripping right now.
Aug 18, 2017 @ 8:34pm
Aug 18, 2017
What a great trail. If you're out this way, don't pass it up.
Jul 22, 2017 @ 4:04pm
Jul 22, 2017
Trail is in good shape! A few water holes but no big deal. Thank you to the people that helped clear the trees!!!
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Routes with this trail

titleratingdistance
Mr Toad's Wild Ride
10 miles
Mr. Toads Loop
19 miles
Tahoe Rim Trail Bike Packing Trip
62 miles

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