5 miles
Distance
861 ft
Climb
-1,171 ft
Descent
01:32:11
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Spaulding Lake Trail

Details

  • Riding Area
    Grouse Ridge
    Alta, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    under snow in winter
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #46166 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

Very fun section of trail for skilled technical riders of happy hike'a'bikers. Lots of granite to play on. Intensely beautiful with swimming options along the way.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Spaulding Lake Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -310 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,018 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,440 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,439 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,129 ft
  • Grade
    -1.284%
  • Grade max
    -34.66%
  • Grade min
    39.228%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,510 ft
  • Avg time
    01:32:11
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Avg: 2 (1 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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 3 rides
      • 35 miles avg distance
      All
      • 35 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      Aug 29, 2018 @ 11:35am
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      Jun 22, 2018 @ 10:54am
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      Jun 22, 2018 @ 10:54am
      Jun 22, 2018
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      Jun 22, 2018 @ 10:53am
      Jun 22, 2018

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Blue Lake Loop
      17 miles
      Upperest Pioneer Simple Loop
      6 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Sheady (Jun 9, 2018 at 7:10)
       They should rename this thing “go fund me”,
      because it needs one. I like a techy trail as much as the next guy, but even a tech jedi would have to ride this thing 5-6 time to ring any flow out of it, and no one is going to do that. This trail is what hike-a-bike nightmares are made of, each dismount thinking “maybe it gets better around this corner, or THIS corner.... THIS CORNER?!” With a lot of TLC this trail could be great, beautiful setting, nice geographic changes. In its current state, it’s a pretty lousy experience.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Joshbibbee (Jun 22, 2018 at 10:52)
       This is a serious hike-a-bike. This trail wasn’t enjoyable. At most, I only rode .25mi before stopping. Trail has some fallen trees. Not my type of riding. Agree with previous comment.
      [Reply]

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