6 miles
2,409 ft
-884 ft
2 miles
High Point
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Stanford Rock (15N35) Trail


  • Riding Area
    Ward Canyon
    Tahoe City, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Alpine Trail
  • Dogs Allowed
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
  • Global Ranking
    #87826 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Year Opened
  • Land Manager
    USFS- Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit

New Stanford Rock Trail is now open TAMBA built nearly 2 miles of new singletrack on Stanford Rock in 2018. That lousy, steep, rutted logging road at the top? Gone. The new trail is hand built singletrack. Think flowy, new generation trail designed for fun uphill and downhill. Flowing turns, big trees, and huge panoramic views of the lake. No more pushing your bike up an old logging road trench. The top of the new trail pushed singletrack right to the edge of the canyon with amazing views of the lake and cool rock formations.

TAMBA volunteers logged over 850 volunteer hours and over 4.5 months on this project. Volunteers rode over an hour and nearly 1,800' vertical just to reach the work location. We also had three weeks of an ACE trail crew at the end of this project- funded by grant and generous private donation.

This new trail was built by TAMBA (Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association), in cooperation with the US Forest Service- Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. Like the work TAMBA is doing? Please consider supporting TAMBA by becoming a member or donating through the Trailforks app. We have huge plans for Stanford Rock and the West Shore in 2019 and beyond. Remember that even volunteer built trails cost money. Support the organizations that build you rad singletrack

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More Stats for Stanford Rock Trail (15N35) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,525 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,555 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,555 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,080 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,509 ft
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
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  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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
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  • Camping Camping
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