5 miles
Distance
273 ft
Climb
-2,586 ft
Descent
00:46:51
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
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Summer, Fall
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Jump, Log Ride, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #506

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
    -2,312 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,515 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,830 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,830 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,518 ft
  • Grade
    -8.957%
  • Grade max
    -44.163%
  • Grade min
    30.128%
  • Distance climb
    4,076 ft
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,733 ft
  • Avg time
    00:46:51
  • Avg reverse time
    00:02:15
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Status:
on Sep 4, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.9 (16 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to saxon-trail-mr-toad-s-wild-ride-18e13 trailhead (38.814930, -119.963410)
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Saxon Trail/Mr.... Trail Reports

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Sep 4, 2018 @ 11:44am
Sep 4, 2018
The Mr. Toads sign is missing or stolen☹️
Aug 29, 2018 @ 9:55am
Aug 29, 2018
Super loose on the lower sections when not rolling on rocks
Jun 27, 2018 @ 9:18pm
Jun 27, 2018
We road the trail today and it was clear 95% of the way. Just a little bit of snow at the top that required a quick walk around. Rest of the...
May 29, 2018 @ 5:35pm
May 29, 2018
Clear of snow until just below the big rock garden at the top. One tree down between the top two bridges as well. I cleared all big sticks and...
May 26, 2018 @ 4:11pm
May 26, 2018
Snow covering TRT and Toads for first long descent. Clears up eventually but I would suggest waiting a few more weeks to ride this one.
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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 2
flag bkxc (Jul 9, 2018 at 15:20)
 It's a classic for a reason. So many great challenges in the top section and tons of flowy fun in the bottom section.
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  • + 2
flag vonslick (Jul 12, 2018 at 15:24)
 A couple of tools put some logs mid-stairs seemingly on purpose... who does that? Other than that trail was dusty and loose and fun. Not a soul on my entire loop today, which was niceSmile
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