3,667 ft
6 ft
-474 ft
Avg time
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Shale Trail Details

  • Riding area
    Mount Watson
    Tahoe City, California
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Global Ranking

Steep and loose on the downhill; expect some brake fade towards the bottom. Getting up this would either require gearing on par with a Unimog, or Herculean anaerobic ability.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Shale Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -468 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,704 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,172 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,172 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,704 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    104 ft
  • Distance down
    3,326 ft
  • Distance flat
    237 ft
  • Avg time
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on Nov 17, 2017
Snow Covered
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to shale-trail-96204 trailhead (39.215651, -120.113268)
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