2.3 miles
Distance
603 ft
Climb
-51 ft
Descent
00:30:57
Avg time
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Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Tahoe Mountain
    South Lake Tahoe, California
  • Ref Number
    17E80A
  • AKA
    Tahoe Mountain South Side
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm
  • Global Ranking
    #7249 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #13841 in Trail Running
    • #48333 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Year Opened
    2017
  • Land Manager
    USFS

This trail was completed after the 2007 Angora Fire and was renamed in 2018 to "Tahoe Mountain Trail." The trail is largely in open tree-less areas with great mountain view and lake views at the top. The trail surface is mostly decomposed granite on the lower sections and increasingly rocky on the upper sections. During very dry periods parts of the trail can become loose. There are no technical sections and no added features, but the lack of tree cover and southern aspect means this is the first trail to melt out in spring. Fun as an out and back or loop into Northside and Valley View.

Access Info

Lower access is officially west off Tahoe Mountain Road immediately across from Forest Mountain Drive where there is parking for a few cars. However, access is also possible off the paved bike trail across from Sawmill Rd...follow the paved path a few hundred feet to a distinct right hand turn. Continue straight on a dirt/gravel road for another couple hundred feet. Look for a single track trail to take off to the right.

The upper trailhead is at the intersection of Valley View and Tahoe Mountain trails.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Tahoe Mountain Trail (South Section) bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    554 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,446 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,047 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,492 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,047 ft
  • Grade
    4.6%
  • Grade max
    -17%
  • Grade min
    25.9%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    988 ft
  • Distance flat
    666 ft
  • Avg time
    00:30:57
  • Avg reverse time
    00:17:52
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Status:
on Aug 21, 2021
Very Dry
Avg: 4.85 (6 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Tahoe Mountain... Trail Reports

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      Aug 21, 2021 @ 8:46am
      Aug 21, 2021
      reporter We cut back the whitethorn on the bottom mile of this trail. Should be good for the rest of the year. The bottom of Valley View trail could still...
      Jul 10, 2021 @ 9:00am
      Jul 10, 2021
      May 25, 2021 @ 3:28pm
      May 25, 2021
      Apr 11, 2021 @ 4:40pm
      Apr 11, 2021
      100% good to go. Some sandy corners are already a bit blown and dusty.
      Apr 4, 2021 @ 1:52pm
      Apr 4, 2021
      reporter Almost completely clear except for the very top.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 8 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 131 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
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      • 468 rides
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      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Tahoe Mountain / Angora Ridge Loop
      7 miles
      Tour of Tahoe Mountain
      12 miles

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Thecampulance (Jun 25, 2019 at 18:59)
       Beautiful climb up for a huge pay off!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      astopeck12 (Jul 29, 2020 at 20:19)
       The climb seemed a lot longer than 600 vertical feet. All rideable and smooth. It looked like it would ride well as a downhill
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      choo (Mar 23, 2021 at 22:13)
       Couple snowy sections, but mostly dirt and easy riding. The top was wind blown and snowy
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      Angora Ridge Trail Edit 2
      1:00 | 274 | Nov 30, 2016 , South Lake Tahoe
      Angora Ridge Trail Edit 1
      1:00 | 224 | Nov 30, 2016 , South Lake Tahoe
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