Sidewinder is well named and features dozens of moderately banked turns which double back on each other creating a ride that feels like something from an amusement park. Bike handling skills will be tested because of the density of turns and proximity of the trees. Many optional rock rollovers and log rides are also featured.
Sidewinder is also a fun trail to ride up, but use caution as downhill riders are often only looking 10 ft ahead of their tire.
This area has a high density of trails for all ability levels and serves as the unofficial hub of mountain bike activity in the South Shore. Out here you will find the most legal features including log rides, jumps and rock rolls in South Tahoe including the new jumps, berms, rollers and hips TAMBA and SBTS built in 2014. The trails all run parallel to the Fountain Place paved road so they can be shuttled by car. Or with only moderate climbing involved these trails can keep almost anyone interested for hours. You can find everyone out here having fun from people in body armor and downhill bikes to families testing their kids limits to xc racer types riding intervals.
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More Stats for Sierra Sidewinder (18E14A) mountain bike trail
Altitude change-289 ft
Altitude min6,757 ft
Altitude max7,068 ft
Altitude start7,046 ft
Altitude end6,757 ft
Distance climb1,320 ft
Distance down2,724 ft
Distance flat173 ft
Avg reverse time00:13:22
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Sierra... Trail Reports
Jun 29, 2018 @ 11:03amJun 29, 2018
Jun 16, 2018 @ 1:56pmJun 16, 2018
|Sooooo fun! I suggest just shuttling this with Corral|
Jun 12, 2018 @ 8:20amJun 12, 2018
|Clear and ripping, downed trees have been removed|
Apr 24, 2018 @ 11:06pmApr 24, 2018
|reporter Two downed trees, otherwise clear|
Dec 28, 2017 @ 3:29pmDec 28, 2017
|The whole range: dry to wet to snowy to icy. The use is often clear puddles that look like water...don’t trust it! Berms are in great condition....|
Routes with this trail
|MikesBikes July 7 South Lake||13 miles|
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