4,561 ft
Distance
99 ft
Climb
-399 ft
Descent
00:09:37
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Sierra Sidewinder Trail

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    Land Manager

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Horse
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Dirtbike/Moto
  • Riding Area
    Corral
    South Lake Tahoe, California
  • Ref Number
    18E14A
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    May-November
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #1860 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #2121 in E-Biking
    • #36804 in Trail Running
    • #42657 in Hiking
    • #1338 in Dirtbiking
    • #883 in Horseback
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking
    • 5 in Dirtbiking
    • 5 in Horseback

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.

Access Info

The upper trailhead is 300 ft into Upper Corral on the right side. The terminus is near the end of Upper Corral.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Sierra Sidewinder Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -300 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,747 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,063 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,047 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,747 ft
  • Grade
    -6.574%
  • Grade max
    -38.473%
  • Grade min
    22.824%
  • Distance climb
    1,327 ft
  • Distance down
    2,871 ft
  • Distance flat
    302 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:37
  • Avg reverse time
    00:14:42
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on Jun 14, 2024
Dry
Avg: 4.65 (21 votes)
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      Sierra... Trail Reports

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      Jun 14, 2024 @ 2:08am
      3 days
      Jun 12, 2024 @ 2:03am
      Jun 12, 2024
      Dry and sandy. This is a really nice climbing trail or a good downhill for a beginner..
      Jun 3, 2024 @ 4:01pm
      Jun 3, 2024
      Sandy
      Apr 25, 2024 @ 11:13pm
      Apr 25, 2024
      Tree gone all clear running great
      Apr 24, 2024 @ 8:11am
      Apr 24, 2024
      reporter Tree along trail blocking turn 14” dbh
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 28 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 179 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
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      • 3,413 rides
      • Last: Jun 16, 2024

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