3 miles
Distance
43 ft
Climb
-878 ft
Descent
00:13:07
Avg time

Sunflower Hill Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • 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
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Jump, Log Ride
  • Global Ranking
    #2850 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 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.

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
    00:13:07
  • Avg reverse time
    00:35:35
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Status:
on Jul 17, 2019
Dry
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Sunflower Hill Trail Reports

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      Jul 17, 2019 @ 2:53pm
      Jul 17, 2019
      Jul 7, 2019 @ 10:05am
      Jul 7, 2019
      a few snow patches as you get close to the top, wildflowers are looking incredible!
      Jun 18, 2019 @ 8:01pm
      Jun 18, 2019
      Still snowed in at the top.
      Jun 9, 2019 @ 2:52pm
      Jun 9, 2019
      .2 miles up from Hobart is snowed in.
      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...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 29 rides
      • 29 miles avg distance
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      • 136 rides
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      Aug 6, 2019 @ 12:51pm
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      Jul 10, 2019 @ 3:54pm
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      Jun 9, 2019 @ 2:54pm
      Jun 9, 2019

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