4,561 ft
Distance
99 ft
Climb
-399 ft
Descent
00:08:43
Avg time
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Sierra Sidewinder Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
    • Dirtbike
  • Riding Area
    Corral
    South Lake Tahoe, California
  • Ref Number
    18E14A
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    May-November
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #2406 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 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.

More Stats for Sierra Sidewinder bike 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
    00:08:43
  • Avg reverse time
    00:13:22
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Status:
on Oct 17, 2019
Very Dry
Avg: 4.6 (12 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Sierra Sidewinder Trail Reports

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      Oct 17, 2019 @ 2:33pm
      Oct 17, 2019
      A bit sandy. You can get car sick schralping these lines.
      Oct 11, 2019 @ 3:09pm
      Oct 11, 2019
      Jul 16, 2019 @ 10:07am
      Jul 16, 2019
      Jul 5, 2019 @ 12:07pm
      Jul 5, 2019
      May 21, 2019 @ 8:37pm
      May 21, 2019
      All trees removed on 15 May -- TAMBA
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 10 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 356 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 685 rides
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      Photos

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      Mar 18, 2017 @ 11:41pm
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      194 |
      Mar 18, 2017 @ 11:40pm
      Mar 18, 2017
      183 |
      Mar 18, 2017 @ 11:40pm
      Mar 18, 2017

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag djsymptoms (Oct 6, 2019 at 14:20)
       Pedaling up the trail not recommended as there is a perfect paved fire road parallel to the trail. Some of the turns are fast and somewhat blind and you could endanger yourself and others by pedaling up the trail, especially on weekends. Have fun!
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