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 Nov 17, 2017
Snow Covered
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  • Snow Packed
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Directions to sunflower-hill-22705 trailhead (39.188452, -119.888810)
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Sunflower Hill Trail Reports

Nov 17, 2017 @ 8:15am
Nov 17, 2017
Nov 17, 2017 @ 8:14am
Nov 17, 2017
Jul 9, 2017 @ 10:37pm
Jul 9, 2017
Many fallen trees - at least 6. The bottom part of the trail is eroded for the first few hundred yards, but rideable. Lots of sticks and small...
Mar 22, 2017 @ 9:06am
Mar 22, 2017
reporter Covered in snow
Mar 15, 2017 @ 10:57am
Mar 15, 2017
reporter Covered in snow
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