3 miles
43 ft
-878 ft
Avg time

Sunflower Hill Details

  • Riding area
    East Shore
    Incline Village, Nevada
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Jump, Log Ride
  • Global Ranking
  • 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 mountain 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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    997 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    792 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Jun 28, 2018
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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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
Directions to sunflower-hill-22705 trailhead (39.188452, -119.888810)
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Sunflower Hill Trail Reports

Jun 28, 2018 @ 6:31am
Jun 28, 2018
Jun 16, 2018 @ 8:11am
Jun 16, 2018
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.
Nov 17, 2017 @ 8:15am
Nov 17, 2017
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