Sunflower Hill Details
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 from the Tahoe Rim Trail near Marlette Peak Campground or from teh Red House Flume Trail near Hobart Reservoir.
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More Stats for Sunflower Hill mountain bike trail
Altitude change-836 ft
Altitude min7,484 ft
Altitude max8,320 ft
Altitude start8,320 ft
Altitude end7,484 ft
Distance climb997 ft
Distance down2 miles
Distance flat792 ft
Avg reverse time00:35:35
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Sunflower Hill Trail Reports
Jun 28, 2018 @ 6:31amJun 28, 2018
Jun 16, 2018 @ 8:11amJun 16, 2018
Jun 16, 2018 @ 7:22amJun 16, 2018
May 21, 2018 @ 6:30amMay 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.|
Nov 17, 2017 @ 8:15amNov 17, 2017
Routes with this trail
|Carson City Off-Road Capital 50 (2018) race||52 miles|
|Carson City Off-Road Capital 35 (2018) race||40 miles|
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