5 miles
861 ft
-1,171 ft
1 miles
High Point
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Spaulding Lake Trail


  • Riding area
    Grouse Ridge
    Alta, California
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    under snow in winter
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -310 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,018 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,439 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,129 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,510 ft
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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Jun 26, 2017 @ 7:39am
Jun 26, 2017
Spaulding Lake Trail

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1 Review & 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.

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