2 miles
Distance
603 ft
Climb
-51 ft
Descent
00:29:44
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Tahoe Mountain (South Section) Trail

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
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • 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
    #2889 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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
More Stats for Tahoe Mountain Trail (South Section) bike 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
    00:29:44
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Status:
on Feb 4, 2020
Snow Covered
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Clear / Green
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  • 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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • photo Photo
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  • 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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      Tahoe Mountain... Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Feb 4, 2020 @ 12:59pm
      Feb 4, 2020
      reporter
      Jan 2, 2020 @ 6:09pm
      Jan 2, 2020
      Quite snowy but still fun on the downhill.
      Oct 26, 2019 @ 12:53pm
      Oct 26, 2019
      Jun 14, 2019 @ 10:07am
      Jun 14, 2019
      Tree down at the muddy spot where branches and logs have been placed across the trail. Tree approx 2' diameter
      Jun 2, 2019 @ 10:08pm
      Jun 2, 2019
      Perfect
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 63 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 138 rides
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      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Tour of Tahoe Mountain
      12 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Thecampulance (Jun 25, 2019 at 18:59)
       Beautiful climb up for a huge pay off!
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