1.3 miles
Distance
35 ft
Climb
-1,040 ft
Descent
00:09:43
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Sticks & Stones Trail

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    Land Manager

Sticks & Stones Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
    Northstar California Resort
    Truckee, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Summer
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    A-Frame, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #6120 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #41303 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in E-Biking
  • Land Manager

Double Black at Northstar. Wooden features ("sticks") and rock gardens ("stones")

Access Info

Up Vista, to the left

Bike Park

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Sticks & Stones mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,005 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,005 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,010 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,010 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,005 ft
  • Grade
    -14.167%
  • Grade max
    -37.029%
  • Grade min
    6.894%
  • Distance climb
    640 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    149 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:43
  • Avg reverse time
    00:21:28
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on Jun 24, 2022
Dry
Avg: 4.7 (13 votes)
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      Sticks & Stones Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 33 rides
      • 31 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 299 rides
      • 27 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,084 rides
      • Last: Aug 13, 2022

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      30 |
      Jun 11, 2022 @ 8:06pm
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      78 |
      Aug 26, 2019 @ 9:19am
      Aug 26, 2019
      85 |
      Aug 26, 2019 @ 9:19am
      Aug 26, 2019
      74 |
      Aug 26, 2019 @ 9:17am
      Aug 26, 2019

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      ulfdir (Jun 11, 2022 at 22:42)
      Really fun and challenging tech trail. It maintains a really nice speed all the way down with no dead spots. Less technical than Karpiel with a few more drops and jumps. If you want more jumps, skip the last section and take Phodogg the rest of the way down.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Ttruts (Aug 2, 2021 at 22:15)
      Gnarly
      [Reply]





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      Inside Lines at Northstar bike park
      | Oct 6, 2021 , Truckee
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      2:04 | 509 | Aug 9, 2019 , Truckee
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