4,188 ft
50 ft
-342 ft
Avg time
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Sierra Sidewinder Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking

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.

Access Info

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

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More Stats for Sierra Sidewinder mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -293 ft
  • Altitude min
    1.3 miles
  • Altitude max
    1.3 miles
  • Altitude start
    1.3 miles
  • Altitude end
    1.3 miles
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    614 ft
  • Distance down
    2,581 ft
  • Distance flat
    993 ft
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on May 24, 2017
Snow Covered
Avg: 4.5 (6 votes)

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Sierra Sidewinder Trail Reports

May 24, 2017 @ 1:26pm
3 days
reporter All clear with one tree down
May 24, 2017 @ 10:06am
3 days
reporter One tree down
Mar 22, 2017 @ 9:07am
Mar 22, 2017
reporter Covered in snow
Mar 15, 2017 @ 12:24pm
Mar 15, 2017
Mar 15, 2017 @ 10:33am
Mar 15, 2017
reporter Covered in snow
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Mar 18, 2017 @ 11:41pm
Mar 18, 2017
Sierra Sidewinder, South Lake Tahoe
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Mar 18, 2017 @ 11:41pm
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Sierra Sidewinder, South Lake Tahoe
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Mar 18, 2017 @ 11:40pm
Mar 18, 2017
Sierra Sidewinder, South Lake Tahoe
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Mar 18, 2017 @ 11:40pm
Mar 18, 2017
Sierra Sidewinder, South Lake Tahoe

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Mountain Biking Sidewinder to Corral Trail...
17 | Apr 18, 2017 , South Lake Tahoe

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