3 miles
Distance
43 ft
Climb
-878 ft
Descent
00:12:56
Avg time

Sunflower Hill Details

  • Riding Area
    East Shore
    Incline Village, Nevada
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    May-November
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Jump, Log Ride
  • Global Ranking
    #2850 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

Excellent trail for climbing or descending the east side of Lake Tahoe. It leaves the Tahoe Rim Trail just south of the Marlette Peak Campground. There is a pump with fresh water at the southeast corner of this campground where you can fill your Camelbak. The trail stays in the trees nearly its entire length. Switchbacks and lots of contouring keep the grade in check for climbing Still, this is roughly a thousand foot climb at moderate elevation, and getting there involves many miles on the trail. You will definitely feel the effort. On the way down small berms, small jumps and a log ride kick up the fun factor. A must-ride part of any loop on the east side of the rim in this area. Consider a TRT, Snapdragon, Red House, Sunflower Hill loop in either direction or ride out around Marlette Lake.

Access Info

Access from the Tahoe Rim Trail near Marlette Peak Campground or from teh Red House Flume Trail near Hobart Reservoir.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Sunflower Hill bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -836 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,484 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,320 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,320 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,484 ft
  • Grade
    -6.164%
  • Grade max
    -20.855%
  • Grade min
    9.313%
  • Distance climb
    997 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    792 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:56
  • Avg reverse time
    00:35:35
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Status:
on Oct 23, 2018
Dry
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • region Riding Area
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • 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
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      Sunflower Hill Trail Reports

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      Oct 23, 2018 @ 4:06pm
      Oct 23, 2018
      look out for a newish connector trail at the bottom to link you into the red house flume trail. This way avoids the road link and having to cross...
      Jun 28, 2018 @ 6:31am
      Jun 28, 2018
      Jun 16, 2018 @ 8:11am
      Jun 16, 2018
      reporter
      Jun 16, 2018 @ 7:22am
      Jun 16, 2018
      May 21, 2018 @ 6:30am
      May 21, 2018
      Large snow drifts at the top of the trail. Based on the nearby roads there are probably snow drifts until halfway to the bottom.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 11 rides
      • 27 miles avg distance
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      • 136 rides
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